The CAFO Blog

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 […]


Orphans Deserve Better

The movie Orphan opens today.  On one hand, it is just a movie, perhaps no worse than many of the thousands ginned up each year to sell theater seats and DVDS.   At the same time, it is important to recognize how powerful film can be in stirring emotions and shaping the way we interpret the […]


Welcome to the Orphans’ Matchbox!

Welcome to Orphans’ Matchbox, the blog of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  We offer it as not much more than a few loaves and a couple dried fish.  But God has a way of multiplying such things. The truth is, from San Francisco to Chattanooga to Boston and countless little towns and cities in the […]


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