Justice as a Theological Necessity

Justice as a Theological Necessity

January 22, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

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

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 2 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, Learn about Advocacy, News No Comments

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

To D.C. and Back

To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water No Comments

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

Yes, Your Voice Matters

July 11, 2013By Lisa BosLearn about Advocacy 3 Comments

I just celebrated the start of my 17th year in Washington, D.C. Coming here in 1997 from a pretty small town in Michigan was a little scary, but I was a political junkie and where else do you go but D.C.? I have worked in the legislative/political world my entire career, spending years on Capitol … Read More