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This past weekend, my parents gave Rachel and me our first overnight away from 8-month old Lincoln.  As much as were missing the lad and his three older sisters, we can’t say it kept us from relishing the time together amidst California’s breathtaking redwood forests.  The quietude also provided a rare chance for extended reading.  […]


LOVE FOR ORPHANS TRANSFORMS—Article From the Catalyst Website

Unwanted infants in ancient Rome were often disposed of via the practice of “exposing.” Whether undesirable because it was malformed, female or simply inconvenient, the child would be left alone, outside the city walls, without defense before glaring sun, icy winds or roving animals. In 374 AD, the Christian emperor Valentinian banned the practice. But […]


Washington Post Opinion Editorial on Ethiopian Orphans

A good friend and member of the Alliance’s Church Orphan Ministry Advisory Council, Johnny Carr, has an op-ed on Ethiopian orphans in the Washington Post today. The piece highlights the vast need, warning “the future of Ethiopia’s children is heading toward a crisis of epic proportion if measurable and immediate action is not taken.”  But […]


Compelling Washington Post Op-Ed on Orphans in Russia

Following the controversy over the American woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia last month, the Washington Post ran a compelling op-ed on the plight of orphans in Russia–Adopted boy’s return highlights problems in Russian orphanages. The author, chief of pediatric cardiology at the University of Massachusetts,  Darshak Sanghavi, does an excellent job […]


Goodness Flashes and Controversy Storms In News Story on Summit VI

A CBN headline news story today opened a poignant window into last month’s Summit VI and the rising tide of Christian commitment to orphans.  Commentary by Pat Robertson following the news segment, however, is likely to prod fierce discussion. The news report by Charlene Israel captured well the spirit of Summit VI and the passion […]


Remarkable Web-Wide Blog Posts on Summit VI

It’s been thrilling to see the blog posts across the Web sharing experiences from Summit VI.    A sampling is below.   (Note:  no one encouraged or solicited these!)  The posts speak for themselves, but one element that comes through powerfully in so many of the posts fills me with special wonder.  What just a few years […]