In Cambodia and Myanmar I have seen firsthand how government corruption, especially related to deals to extract valuable natural resources, falls hardest on the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
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This Giving Tuesday, Americans and Canadians have the chance to have their gifts matched to help refugees.
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
As part of our efforts to serve you, dear citizen, here are some things we at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, with our grassroots CRC and RCA committee members from across the country, are thinking about and watching as Parliament opens for the season.
One of the frustrations expressed at Synod 2017 was that calls for the church to serve the poor and the oppressed and to advocate for justice are too often expressed without reference to the church’s gospel mission.
What does Jesus’ command mean for us as we extend care for people in our neighbourhoods, communities, and churches?
Jesus calls us to love our neighbor. Part of loving our neighbor is creating systems, budgets, policies, that create a community where all people can live abundantly, starting with their basic needs.
Despite the United States’ strong legacy of humanitarianism and refugee resettlement, it is poised to offer its weakest response in nearly a century.
For international relief and development staff working with communities on the front lines of climate change, the compounding effects of a slight increase in sea level or temperature can mean the difference between success and famine.