Written jointly with Dr. Jenny Dyer as op-ed for the Christian Post.
Those of us who care deeply about human needs often speak as if the one issue we’re most passionate about stands alone: hunger, AIDS, poverty, governance, trafficking. The two of us have fallen into that trap at times, too. But here’s a vital truth we can’t ignore: just beneath the surface, pressing human needs are intertwined. So any aid or development effort that fails to reflect this truth will most always fall flat.
Let’s make this personal. Jedd Medefind leads the Christian Alliance for Orphans, working to see orphaned and vulnerable children well cared for around the globe, and Jenny Dyer directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide and Senator Bill Frist, MD’s Hope Through Healing Hands, which seeks to empower women in the developing world to better time and space their pregnancies.
Many would see these as widely differing undertakings. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Read the full article here: Connecting Healthy Timing & Spacing of Pregnancies and Orphans in the Developing World.