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Southern African Leaders Gather for the Fatherless

Sixty leaders from thirteen nations in Southern Africa gathered recently in Pretoria, South Africa. The Southern Africa Leadership Forum, coordinated by Together Africa Without Orphans (TAWO), was designed to motivate participants, churches and NGO’s to work together to promote and support family based care and family preservation around the African continent. Comprised of lawyers, church […]


Steven Curtis Chapman Video Short on the Orphan Care Movement

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the latest Alliance video short.  Steven Curtis Chapman shares how the Christian orphan care movement is like music…as only he could do.  (Of course, you won’t want to miss Steven making music of his own at Summit VIII!)   Steven Curtis Chapman from Christian Alliance for Orphans […]


Art With a Mission III: Photograph & a Poignant Story

When talking about art that can fuel movements, photography deserves a central place.  Photographs help us feel the reality of things we’d previously grasped only on an intellectual level.  They carry a deep power to connect mind with heart, moving individuals from cerebral agreement to passionate action. A number of tremendous humanitarian photographers have contributed […]


Catalyst Article: Tension, Mercy and Orphans

Our friends at Catalyst gave the Alliance a great opportunity to raise a banner for orphan ministry—and also highlight the opportunity of Orphan Sunday—in an article published this week.  In it, I especially desire to tackle head-on the deeply mistaken perception that churches must choose between orphan ministry and rock-solid commitment to discipleship and the […]


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 […]