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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...

Lacking Vision

Sharon Groves | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Sharon Groves

At a time when Pope Francis is asking, "Who am I to Judge?," World Vision USA has decided they can judge -- with impunity and at great cost to those who need them the most. Their reversal is not just sad but sends a catastrophic message to LGBT people.

World Vision: The Poor, the Gay, and the Wisdom of Solomon

Robert Hall | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Robert Hall

When we draw lines in the sand to separate us from other believers and from the poor we purport to serve, we are like two people on the side of a swimming pool fighting over doctrine while a child goes under for the third time.

Google Executive Resigns From World Vision Board Over Gay Policy

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

SEATTLE (AP) — A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in ...

Evangelicals Punish World Vision for Walking Down 'The Romans Road'

Ken Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

The evidence for the existence of anything like modern day monogamous gay unions in that time is sketchy at best. I love my Bible as much as any evangelical and I think there's a great case to be made that the Bible is simply silent regarding same-sex covenantal unions.

New Wineskins: Why the Church Needs to Abandon Evangelicalism

Zack Hunt | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

I believe the church is in need of new wineskins. As the past few years have hinted at, and last week made crystal clear, evangelicalism is an old wineskin that is long past its expiration date. It was a new wineskin once and served the church well for a time, but it has become dry, brittle and broken.

World Vision President Tries To Explain Disastrous Week

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

In an attempt to create unity, World Vision managed to create a hornet’s nest around the issue of same-sex marriage. Its president Rich Stearns open...

It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians'

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

To call a response of this magnitude embarrassing is no longer sufficient. In the last two years Fundamentalists have banded behind a fast food chain, racist reality TV star and discriminatory legislation in their attempt to police LGBTQ persons.