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Voluntour…what?

Voluntourism. It’s a bit of a funny word, which I’m not even sure is in…

Faces of Africa

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles entitled “Faces of Africa,”…

The Murmur of a Bee

I think the news might be bad for my health. The pain always begins with…

Where you don’t want to be a girl…

I’ve been reading about the perception and treatment of women throughout North American history in…

A Roadmap to Peace

I recently met Khaled, a Palestinian Christian, on a sunny day in Bethlehem, where the…

Working for the Big Man

I am unemployed and it sucks. I’ve been at the whole job search thing for…

Is God an Animal Activist?

Christianity has much to say about our relationship with one another, but what about our…

Attention Shoppers!

Not too long ago, I popped into Whole Foods on the way home from work…

The Help List

In the age of celebrity activism, social justice and a renewed passion by the Church…

What We Eat

These pictures (from www.time.com) have been floating around World Vision for the past few days and…

The Homeless Evangelist

Take a walk with me around the streets of any city in the United States.…

The ‘Bless Me’ Philosophy

I looked into my closet the other day and discovered that I owned about eight…

Louder Than Bombs

Recently, RELEVANT had the opportunity to speak with Jessica Wilbanks of the organization Faithful Security.…

I Turned Down Jesus

There are a lot of days that I eat my own words, that what I…

“Do not glean the vines after they are picked…”

I enjoy reading Deuteronomy. There’s something about the promises and advice that God offers his…

Against the odds…

I read this article about education in Africa this week: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22171299/. Perhaps education always catches…

“Journey into the Pandemic”

Every 12.6 seconds, someone is infected with HIV (www.worldvision.ca). By 2010, it is predicted that…

Christmas Is an Action

How to pay it forward during the holidays. “Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest…

Who is cause marketing really benefitting?

I’m probably pretty close to the last person on earth that you’d expect to be…

Deborah’s Story

    “Deborah Nyirakabirikira was a mother who had survived the genocide in Rwanda, Africa,…

Adventures with Oliver Twist

An English major who hasn’t read Oliver Twist is almost a tragedy so when I was…

How Spare Change Can Save Lives

During the holidays, with the busyness of Christmas and the prevalence of consumerism and shopping…

Chocolate & Socks…or a Pig?

With Christmas quickly approaching, the Gift Catalogue (www.worldvision.ca/gifts or www.worldvision.org/gifts) is my life these days…

A Nameless Tragedy

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a young mother who has just seen…

Empty Words and Unkept Promises

At the risk of exposing our culture as unjust and materialistic at times, I can’t…

Where to begin?!

I usually start an entry in my personal blog with some random and likely insignificant…

From the Mag: A Call to Danger

As the sun began to set over the Khan al-Khalili marketplace in Cairo, Egypt, the…

What Shane Wants

Sometimes you just can’t avoid reading a book, whether you want to or not. For…

News: The World Is Hungry

The World Food Day sounds like a celebration of deliciousness, conjuring images of feasts from…

Statement: Action in Darfur

Save Darfur? I am a not a pastor of a high-profile community. I am not…

Looking for Healing

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit movement…

From the Mag: The War on War

In Monty Python’s classic send-up of the life of Jesus (The Life of Brian, 1979),…

News: The Good News

It isn’t hard to feel overwhelmed by daily headlines that report the ills of the…

Charity Is Not Enough

Charity is my job these days. So is justice. The majority of my waking hours…

From the Mag: Addicted to Money

The pictures were everywhere. Bono and Oprah—arguably two of the world’s most recognizable figures—walked arm…

News: Questions and Climate Change

Last week, actor Leonardo DiCaprio released his film The 11th Hour, which spotlights the problem…

Walking Like Jesus

I’m starting to understand what people mean when they say, “try walking in my shoes.”…

From the Mag: Liquidating Your Life

Before any of us were married, before any of us had kids, even before the…