Celebrating Fathers – Practicing Faith for Healthier Families

June 18, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids 2 Comments

In honor of Father’s Day, we are celebrating the role fathers play in improving families. Recently, World Vision Ethiopia released the report Practicing Faith: “Four stories from Ethiopia.” This report focuses on the role faith leaders can play in improving maternal and child health in communities. Below, Aberra Golo, a father and evangelical minister at a local church, shares … Read More

Motherhood, Loss, and Hope in Zimbabwe

February 24, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Guest blogger Diana Stone shares her story as a mother here in the United States, and how it helped her connect to the mothers she met on a trip she took to Zimbabwe with World Vision. Several months after I gave birth to extremely premature twin boys in 2012, who only lived a short time, my husband and I asked our doctor about having another baby. We were told it was up to us, but recommended waiting six months or perhaps until the twins’ due date had passed. She explained this would allow us time to grieve and me to heal physically…

Five Steps to Bring Justice Advocacy Training to your Church

February 19, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy, Learn about Advocacy No Comments

Doing justice is doable…when you know how. Micah 6:8 has baffled me for years. I’ve always known its message is important to incorporate into my life, but I never understood what it means to “DO justice.” When two workshops on justice were presented by World Vision at my church recently, I attended both to learn more. The first workshop established a foundation for biblical justice, or the “why.” The second workshop on biblical advocacy explained the “how” of advocacy in tangible ways that any layperson can easily implement. Facilitated by biblical advocacy trainer and author Alexia Salvatierra, each workshop was skillfully presented…

Eugene Cho: Justice is Not an Accessory

January 29, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 6 Comments

Pastor Eugene Cho shares why as Christians we have a call to be advocates– even if we don’t like politics, and a call to seek justice– even if it comes at a cost. “I pastor a church in Seattle and what I tell my congregation is I’m not in love with politics, I don’t really like politics, but I understand that’s just part of how our systems work…politics informs policies which will ultimately impact people. People really matter to God, and as a result, we have to engage in the political process.” Click through to watch the interview.

Justice as a Theological Necessity

January 22, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

By Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference I often use the phrase “Theology of Justice.” In fact, it was one of the founding ideas and goals of The Justice Conference—to discuss and promote a theological understanding of justice. But what does a “theology of justice” mean? Simply put, it means that our understanding of … Read More

The Living Water of Justice

January 8, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

Christ’s incarnational birth for the sake of humanity is God’s greatest gift to the world. What an incredible wonder that the God of the universe “so loved the world” that He chose to send Jesus (John 3:16). Savior and Redeemer. Advocate and Counselor. Beloved Son. Anointed One. Lamb of God.

Christ came into the world so that all of creation might once again be reconciled to God. A broken world, through Christ, is once again made right. Jesus came so that the people of God might have “knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins” (Luke 1:77). Death to life. Darkness to light.

The kingdom of God — with justice and shalom — is a picture of the way God intended the world to be.