JACKSONVILLE, FL — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Evangelical Council on Abuse Prevention (ECAP, ecap.net) seeks to bring awareness to the issue among churches, ministries, and Christian organizations across the evangelical landscape. Especially noteworthy for churches is Blue Sunday, which takes place on April 25. Blue Sunday is a day of… Continue reading ECAP Urges Awareness During National Child Abuse Prevention Month
WASHINGTON — In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, CityServe, along with churches around the nation will be observing a National Day of Prayer, referred to as Blue Sunday, this April 25th. This day reminds faith communities to intercede in prayer for abused and neglected children and to open their doors to provide good homes… Continue reading All in for America’s Kids
PHOENIX — Approximately 7,000 abandoned mothers and children remain in Colorado City after the leader of their polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 for his child bride sexual abuse with some victims as young as 12 years of age. After his sentencing, one of Jeffs’ nearly 80 wives… Continue reading Pastor Treks 800-Mile Trail to Raise Funds for Abandoned Mothers and Children
SANTA CLARITA, CA – ZOE may be my favorite word in koine Greek, the original language of the New Testament. It means “life.” Among other places, it appears in John 14:6 where Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” and John 3:16 where He says, For God so loved the world… Continue reading ZOE Means Life
VIENNA – January 2019 is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. According to the United Nations 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released this month, human trafficking has “taken on horrific dimensions.” The report, which compiles data from 142 countries, was published in two booklets. The first is typical of the annual report from a global… Continue reading UN Releases New Report on Human Trafficking
Oh, to be a child again, Oh, to dance with glee Oh, to have no worries, and live a life carefree To see fun in the shadows, A rainbow in the rain A light amongst the darkness, and not to feel the pain. To live with total innocence and not know how to lie To… Continue reading I Wonder… Would Anyone Really Want to Be a Child Again?
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement this week to draw attention to a new form of child exploitation that has been emerging and growing in Southeast Asia. The Australian government announcement “discourages short-term, unskilled volunteering orphanages (overseas).” The problem is not with… Continue reading An Emerging and Worrying Trend