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Photo Essay: My Observations of Toilets Around the World

Jennifer James | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 11.20.2015 | Education
Up For School

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

Videos Capture Toll of European Refugee Journey on Children

World Vision | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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 10.09.2015 | 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 09.22.2015 | 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 09.21.2015 | 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 07.30.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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.

Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Along with horrific violence making humanitarian access difficult, the political instability is threatening South Sudan's harvest season, so the real fear is hunger.

Can You Be An Evangelical And Support Gay Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Two weeks ago, Christian non-profit organization World Vision announced it would recognize employees' same-sex marriages, then promptly reversed its d...

An Immigrant's American Success

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Peter A. Georgescu

Maybe it seems powerful and true because it reminds me of my own history: an immigrant child comes to this country and works his way up and into the system, finding what has become a rare kind of success through hard work and the help of others.

Sexuality Divides The Evangelical Church

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) World Vision found itself testing the evangelical boundaries in March when it announced it would recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. With...

Zambian Girl Who Dreams Of Becoming Doctor Forced To Fetch Water Instead Of Going To School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

Instead of getting an education, Violet walks 2 miles to fetch water three times a day. Her sister and grandmother depend on her. "While I walk, I...