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The Wall Street Journal on the Christian Orphan Movement

The Wall Street Journal on Friday carried an amazing article on the Christian orphan movement.  Its central thesis echoed the thrilling truth frequently noted on this blog:  much like the early Church during Roman times, God’s people are again earning a reputation as “defenders of the fatherless.”   An excerpt of the article is below, and […]


Tapestry Celebrates Five Years

The Christian Alliance for Orphans seeks to ignite and equip Christians for adoption, foster and global orphan ministry. We believe orphan ministry is most always best carried out as part of a community in the local church. So at the heart of our work is inspiring, interlinking and equipping church-based orphan ministries.  These come in […]


30,000 Orphans Sent Back to Russian Orphanages

News outlets are carrying the troubling report that one of every three children adopted by Russian families from Russian orphanages in the past three years have been returned to state institutions.  This means roughly 30,000 children were sent back to their orphanages. This news comes on the heals of the recent uproar over the tragic […]


Dan Cruver on Small Church Orphan Ministry

A central conviction underlying the work of the Christian Alliance for Orphans is that Christians can’t answer God’s call to care for the fatherless via formal organizations alone.  Rather, meeting the deepest needs of an orphaned boy or girl requires the personal, wholehearted involvement of caring believers:  as foster parents and mentors, adoptive families and […]


A Glimmer of Things to Come

I spent the last two days in Louisville along with my trusted Alliance co-laborer, Elizabeth Wiebe, laying groundwork for Summit VII (May 11-13, 2011).  We came away full up with enthusiasm and certain there could not be a better location for next year’s Summit. Louisville is a beautiful city and will be in top shape […]