Today, we continue to celebrate fathers by sharing a story from India. Men are playing a critical role in ending child marriage and helping the community realize that girls are to be valued, given opportunities for education, and a chance to thrive. By Annilla Harris; World Vision India According to the 2014 UNICEF report, Ending Child Marriage … Read More
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
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…
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
By Nicky Benn “The trend now because of civic awareness is that the community are demanding a lot of accountability from the district. All of us are on our toes now. We are under pressure to deliver and if we don’t, we have to explain why. We are waking up. We have taken them (the … Read More
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.
Inspired by a trip to Ethiopia with World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine program in August of 2013, Jenna Blodgett is a teenager that knows she wants to make a difference. Beyond that, she is making a difference. While influenced by her trip, Jenna realizes that she does not have to go to Africa to have … Read More
By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More
A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic. People … Read More
By Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan The world is full of amazing children. Beautiful, bright, energetic and courageous children who, every day, overcome challenges and inspire us with their optimism and strength. I’ve been lucky to meet many of them in my work as an advocate for UNICEF and education for all. I remember … Read More