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Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Sally Steenland | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.17.2014 | 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 04.10.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 04.04.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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.