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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.

World Vision, Gay Marriage and Taking a Stand on the Backs of Starving Children

Kristen Howerton | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

It's astounding to me that Christians would take food from starving children because a gay person might have helped in getting it there.

World Vision's (Failed) Attempt at Justice for Gay Christians

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Vision just announced that they have reversed their policy, announced only two days ago, to accept gay Christians as employees. This is so sad, and so bad for everyone.

World Vision Caves And Reverses Gay-Friendly Hiring Policy

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Just days after announcing that it was revising its handbook to allow the hiring of Christians who are in same-sex marriages, World Vision leaders sai...

Influential Christian Charity Makes Huge Shift In LGBT Hiring Practices [UPDATED]

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Update, March 26: World Vision has reversed its decision to allow the employment of married LGBT people. See HuffPost Religion's latest coverage her...

Syria Crisis: 'I Feel Like Nobody Cares'

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

This week, the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year. I'll tell myself again that it won't get worse, but I know now that it will. Perhaps the Syrian situation really has reached a level of hopelessness that many of us feel is simply too hard to address.

Rinkside With Cheryl Bernard

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

If you loved watching the Olympics in Vancouver, or if you enjoy watching curling, I am sure you are a fan of 2010 silver medalist, the skip of our...

Jesus at the Food Bank

Jack Levison | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Here I am, a middle-aged professor of Bible, and I'm being taught about Jesus by a couple of homeless men who are figuring out what to take from the food bank.

Kufr Yuba Journal: A Jordanian Village, a School and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Merissa Khurma | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Only one-third of Syrian refugee children attend school. We simply cannot sit and watch. Words are not enough to address this predicament. Action is required, on a global scale.

2013 Strong Women Strong World Luncheon, A Time to Reflect and Act

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Conceived nearly a decade ago in recognition of World AIDS Day, the Strong Women, Strong World Luncheon is more than just another event on the social calendar.

100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.

Why We Don't Care About Syria

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

'We fear you are forgetting us.' This is what Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her father, told me last week. I was visiting refugees in the Jordanian city of Irbid and spent time with a group of children attending a school supported by World Vision.

Listen Up! Why World Leaders Must Take Seriously Young People's Views on What Should Follow the Millennium Development Goals

Angela Thigidi | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Angela Thigidi

What do I want to tell world leaders in New York? I want to tell them children and young people not only deserve an opportunity - but have the right - to be involved in the decisions that affect us.

The Clintons Support Clean Water and So Should Congress

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

"Water is life" is not just a cliché phrase, it's a fact. UNICEF estimates nearly 2,000 children die every day from diarrhea -- more than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined, and every seven seconds a child dies of a water-related illness.

Social Change for Free Is a Difficult Price Point to Undersell

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

We can and must learn to acknowledge -- indeed respect -- the sincerely committed social innovator without unthoughtfully endorsing every social innovation.

For World's Billionaires, Ending Extreme Poverty Is Cheap

Richard Stearns | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Here's the problem: whether we are billionaires or just ordinary people, we tend to think that saving the lives of the world's most vulnerable children is somebody else's job -- not ours. And until that changes, children will continue to die.

Jessica Prois

Child Marriage On Rise As Global Crises Increase, New Study Says | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: March 8, 2013, 6:15 p.m. EST Humaiya, a 16-year-old from Bangladesh, hasn't yet worn the traditional wedding rituals such as kohl-painted...

2012 World Vision Strong Women Strong World Luncheon: A Woman's Right to Personal Hygiene

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

We must view the progress of the water and sanitation MDGs through a gendered lens. It is easily understood that the need for safe water is universal, a necessity for every man, woman and child. Sanitation conditions are still largely seen as private and taboo.

No Safe Place: Uncertainty For Syrian Child Refugees As Winter Approaches

Patricia Mouamar | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Patricia Mouamar

Ten-year-old Raed is scared. Recently, he ran away to hide. The lightning reminded him of all the sounds of bombing he heard when he was back in Syria.

Living As An Authentic Christian In A Non-Christian World

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Paul's point is this: Be strict with yourselves, expecting fellow Christians to obey the demands of Jesus. But don't hold others to the same rules.

Goodbye, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Christians can stop worrying about the symbols of the decline of Christian America and get back to the mission Jesus gave us to show the world a different way to live -- a way that demonstrates the great character of God.

Jaweed Kaleem

Christian Chaplains Bring Disaster Relief -- And Bibles -- After Hurricane Sandy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion

Listening to news reports Tuesday about the widespread destruction from Hurricane Sandy, Scott Holmquist first reacted with shock at the disaster that...

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

World Food Day Reminder: Enough Resources Exist To Feed World's Hungry

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

One in seven people suffer from undernourishment -- yet there are enough resources to feed the world’s hungry. This year’s World Food Day highligh...