To Fight Global Poverty #Action2015

January 15, 2015By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals 3 Comments

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals set by world leaders in 2000 to halve global poverty, come to an end this year with a 2015 deadline. Just setting the MDGs was a monumental step in the fight against extreme poverty. Today is the launch of Action 2015, a global grassroots campaign united in the common belief that the decisions taken in 2015 are critical for our future. We want to make a noise that world leaders can’t ignore. Click through to see how you can join us and our 15 musts for fighting global poverty in the next 15 years.

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.

Pray for Our Leaders

Pray for Our Leaders

January 6, 2015By Alexia SalvatierraBiblical Call to Advocacy 9 Comments

We believe in prayer. When we love someone who is sick, most of us pray for that person frequently if not continually. We trust that God will respond to our prayers. However, our response to Paul’s injunction to Timothy (1 Timothy 2:1-4) to “pray for our leaders” does not often inspire the same level of passion and fervency. Why? Perhaps some of us have difficulty believing…

Seeking Biblical Justice

Seeking Biblical Justice

January 1, 2015By Amanda MootzBiblical Call to Advocacy 3 Comments

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr. In January, as we commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., we begin a new series on biblical justice and advocacy – to help us stay grounded in why we do what we do as advocates. You can look forward … Read More

A Sincere Thank You

A Sincere Thank You

December 17, 2014By Lisa BosClean Water, Making History 1 Comment

Lisa Bos, World Vision’s senior policy adviser for health, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), has been working on the other side of the Water for the World Act for the past three years– on Capitol Hill, in the halls of Congress. She knows everything that has gone into passing this bill and even … Read More