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The Best Part of Summit

As great as Summit is each year, the very best part is what happens afterwards:  the church orphan ministries that start or take big steps forward; the renewed personal passion and mission-minded friendships; the improvements organizations implement in their programs. I read one such report from a good friend who attends Rock Harbor church in […]


An Interview with David Hennessey, CAFO’s Director for Global Movements

The Christian Alliance for Orphans yearns to see the local church in every nation known as the primary answer to the orphans in their midst. Central to the work ahead is uniting the entire CAFO membership to help stimulate and serve locally-led adoption and orphan care movements around the globe.  Below is a newly-released interview with […]


Important New CAFO White Paper: On Understanding Orphan Statistics

There are plenty of reasons to use statistics sparingly when communicating about orphans (see this 2009 post on the topic).  Even so, those who care about orphans still would do well to know the latest global orphan numbers and what they means. Unfortunately, orphan statistics are often misquoted and misunderstood.  This has created a wide […]


Critique of Christian Adoption and Orphan Care

An individual with strong criticism for the Christian orphan care movement, David Smolin, oversaw creation of the current Journal of Christian Legal Thought.  The Journal’s editor describes it as an opportunity to air and engage “dissenting opinions.” I was excited at the prospect of a forum for engaging many of the deep and complex questions that […]


2012 Orphan Sunday Video!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the 2012 Orphan Sunday video below or on the Orphan Sunday website!  It is never too early to start planning how you’ll harness Orphan Sunday (November 4, 2012) to grow hearts for orphans in your church.  (Start with some great ideas HERE!)  


The Christian Post on Summit VIII

Summit VIII was nothing short of amazing.  Even for those of us who spent a lot of time scurrying behind the scenes, the passion and wisdom and experiences brought not only by formal presenters, but by virtually every attendee, left us full-to-the-brim.  Many of the workshop and plenary sessions will be available for download online […]