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Catalyst

When you start to notice, it’s hard not to be blown away at the multiplicity of ways God is stirring His people to stand for the orphan. Last week in Atlanta, the Catalyst conference devoted an entire section of the program for its 13,000 participants to orphan ministry. You can see some of the remarkable […]


Wait No More

It’s hard not to see that God is rousing hearts on behalf orphans when you hear about “Wait No More.”  Focus on the Family teams up with local churches, ministries, government and adoption agencies for these region-wide events.  Their purpose:  to help Christians understand the needs of children waiting in foster care in their area […]


Catalytic Philanthropy

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review presents a concept it dubs, “Catalytic Philanthropy.” The article urges philanthropic donors to consider that, at times, the best vehicle for their money and energy might not be existing nonprofits. Instead, they should consider applying all of their assets–talent, ideas and effort in addition to funding–to causes […]


Orphans: The Numbers – Part II

Having good data on the number of orphans worldwide is valuable.  It gives us at least a small glimpse of the sheer vastness of the need.  And for decision-makers in government or nonprofits, having quality information on how many orphans there are and where they live can play an important role in shaping policy and […]


Global Orphans: The Numbers

There’s a broad range of seemingly contradictory numbers floating around the Internet regarding the estimated number of orphans in the world.  So we figured it’d be best to go source.  The following clarification comes thanks to help from a gracious friend of a friend at the U.N. The official 2008 estimate from UNICEF (based on […]