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As Elections Are Delayed, Palestine Suppresses Speech

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority accused one another of foiling the election for political reasons. With their arbitrary arrest of journalists, West Bank and Gaza have joined Israel as they politicize their judicial system to demonize inconvenient actors and suppress criticism.

The Unbreakable Relationship: Hamas and the Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

Abdalhadi Alijla | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Abdalhadi Alijla

In early June, Israel detained the director of the World Vision charity organization in Gaza. Two months later, early August, Israeli security authorities stated that Mohammed El Halabi was arrested because he diverted millions of dollars to Hamas, which were spent for its activities.

This Is What A Refugee Mom’s To-Do List Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

For millions of Syrian refugees, what used to be simple tasks back home -- such as doing laundry or cooking dinner -- have become complicated, time-co...

The Power of a Transformative Church

Nate Pyle | Posted 04.22.2016 | Impact
Nate Pyle

Transformation happens when we take responsibility for the world around us. Whether it's our spiritual lives, our relationships, or our community, transformation isn't a passive process.

The Wreckage of World Visions' LGBT Reversal Two Years Later

Adam Phillips | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

In 2014 Rich Stearns, CEO of World Vision USA, made a historic announcement: they would hire gay Christians in same-sex marriages. Two days later, under immense financial pressure and criticism on the evangelical right, World Vision USA reversed their decision.

Photo Essay: My Observations of Toilets Around the World

Jennifer James | Posted 01.29.2017 | Impact
Jennifer James

When I stepped inside the stall in Kenya I nearly vomited. The smell was overwhelming. Since that jarring experience five years ago I have been slightly obsessed with pit latrines and toilets when I travel to low-and middle-income countries

How Buying A Goat From A Charity Actually Helps People In Need

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For shoppers disillusioned by the relentless consumerism of Christmas who wish instead to buy a present ...

Faith Communities Are Making a Difference for Global Education

Up For School | Posted 11.20.2016 | Education
Up For School

Photo: World Vision Bangladesh By Kevin J. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision International Getting vulnerable and poor ch...

Videos Capture Toll of European Refugee Journey on Children

World Vision | Posted 10.31.2016 | Impact
World Vision

Hundreds of thousands of families have been making the journey through Europe, including many children who are fleeing violence in places like Syria and Iraq. World Vision videographer Ralph Baydoun is along the border of Serbia and has captured some of their stories.

Girl Talk

Jessica Federer | Posted 10.09.2016 | Impact
Jessica Federer

Get ready for some serious girl talk, because this month, you won't be able to avoid it. The documentary about heroic young Malala comes out this weekend, Tuesday is international girls day, and October is breast cancer awareness month.

The Children the Millennium Development Goals Left Behind

World Vision | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
World Vision

The Millennium Development Goals have been credited with saving and improving the lives of millions of people. However, they largely failed to reach the world's most vulnerable children.

A Day I Will Never Forget

World Vision | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
World Vision

During those few minutes, while Ibrahim was crying, the land owner shared something with me. "You know, madame, dealing with sheep is much easier than dealing with these Syrian refugee children." My ears were listening to this man. My eyes were on Ibrahim. My heart was nowhere. It was broken.

In Pursuit of the Common Good: Coffee Sows the Seeds of Change

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

Through a community mobilization program that helped with issues such as agricultural production and access to water, Dukale, a poor coffee farmer, had started to lift his family out of poverty.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

Education Is More Than a Numbers Game for Children

World Vision | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
World Vision

He's only 14, but Samer is already making difficult choices and sacrifices just to get a basic education. Living in a tent in Lebanon after fleeing the fighting in Syria with his mother and brother two years ago, Samer leapt at the first opportunity to return to any kind of schooling.

UNICEF's World Version of 'Imagine,' Chats With EOH's Isabel Adrian, Polly Gibbons and California X's Dan Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Isabel Adrian: "I love the idea of cloning! While one of me works on my music, the other me can get writing done. And of course, one clone would probably spend a good chunk of the day eating Swedish candy."

Evangelical Nonprofits Have Dismal Record At Hiring Women Into Top Positions

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children...

5 Facts About Vision in America That You Need to Know this World Sight Day

Erin Zaikis | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

By working with schools, local optometrists, community partners, and a network of sight leaders, Education In Sight bridges the gap between students and comprehensive, quality eye care by bringing the care directly to students in the schools.

Love Wins: The Shifting Landscape on LGBT Issues in the Evangelical Church

Rod Snyder | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rod Snyder

Today I identify as a gay evangelical Christian, and I have a unique understanding and perspective from both sides of an issue that has become the cultural flashpoint of our generation.

World Vision's Evangelical Gamble

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) World Vision tested evangelical boundaries three months ago when it announced it would allow its employees to be in same-sex marriages. The poli...

For Millennial Evangelicals

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

Let me start by saying "Love Song for a Savior" on Jars of Clay's Flood album helped me survive the darkest moments of 8th grade.

South Sudan: The Risk of Becoming a Child Soldier

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Conflict damages children in so many ways but one of the most injurious is when the very conditions created by war then lead to their recruitment into armed groups and the perpetuation of harm.

In Depth and Personal With Tom Cochrane

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane is a leader in Canadian music, known and loved throughout the world for hits like "Life is a Highway", "Human Race" and "I ...

Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Sally Steenland | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Sally Steenland

When World Vision USA announced three weeks ago that it would begin hiring Christians in same-sex marriages, the conservative reaction was strong and swift.