Why U.S. Foreign Assistance Matters

March 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance, Learn about Advocacy 1 Comment

Currently, U.S. foreign assistance is at risk of cuts between 30-40 percent. These cuts would not only be disproportionate, but they would also severely impact millions of people being helped by life-saving programs that are funded by U.S. foreign assistance. Many countries experience unparalleled suffering and loss of life due extreme poverty, disease, natural disasters, … Read More

A cooperative Congress can save lives

A cooperative Congress can save lives

March 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

This blog post was posted in 2012 on World Vision’s blog but is still relevant today. With proposed cuts to the foreign affairs budget, now is the time for Congress to work together. You can contact Congress asking them to work together and to keep in mind the impact their decisions will have on God’s children around … Read More

From ice cream to famine

From ice cream to famine

February 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

Stephanie Hammond, World Vision policy adviser for conflicts and disasters, just returned from a trip to South Sudan. During her two and a half weeks in the country, she met the people affected first-hand by conflict, price inflations, and lack of aid.   This week, I spoke with a mother, Elizabeth*, whose eight-month-old daughter suffered from … Read More

The Faces of Social Justice

The Faces of Social Justice

February 20, 2017By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17 Today, February 20, is World Day of Social Justice. As advocates, we talk a lot about poverty, social justice, and God’s call to serve the poor, but what does social … Read More