NEWS FROM THE FIELD

3 Reasons Why Craftsmanship is a Good for Women

Rebecca van Bergen | March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Founder and Executive Director of Nest celebrates women artisans around the world. 1. Craftsmanship connects us as women. The art of making beautiful objects with our hands is a sacred act that women have been engaged in since practically the beginning of time. Craft has sprung up as a pillar of cultural identity in virtually ever corner of the world. From the batik textile dying process in Indonesia, known locally as “the art of women’s hands” to elaborate Maasai beading in Kenya or backstrap loom weaving in Peru, women have been expressing themselves Read More

Delta SkyWish Partners with Polaris Project

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

Every day, traffickers use the world’s vast transportation networks to exploit their victims. We see human traffickers operate wherever a transportation system can be utilized for profit - in truck stops, train stations, cabs, and airports. That's why partnerships are important, so Polaris can bring awareness to human trafficking in transportation hubs across the nation. And the airline industry is fighting back, taking steps to eliminate trafficking from their networks and supporting survivors with help. In that vein, Polaris and Delta Air Lines are announcing a new partnership enabling Delta flyers to directly support survivors of human trafficking through their Read More

Girls Flying Kites – A Playful Act of Defiance Against the Discrimina...

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

Research from across the developing world shows that investing in the safety, education, and equality of girls is the most effective way to improve the quality of life for everyone in a community. Learn how you can organize a kite flying event in your community to come together in an act of solidarity with girls in Haiti to help transform our world. Read More

DREAM. DARE. DO. A Symposium on Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society, Mar...

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

The American landscape is crowded with examples of women’s entrepreneurial spirit in building a strong civil society through philanthropy. DREAM. DARE. DO. brings together a wide range of speakers from across the nonprofit sector for a national conversation about private action for the common good. Read More

Lenten Resources from Silencio – A Trail of Tears

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

Lent is a weighty time of year when we are invited to enter into our brokenness and need for Christ. It is a time to pray for healing for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. It is a time when we become acutely aware of our grief, our regrets, our limitations, our lament. It is also a time when we learn most deeply that we are not alone. Read More

Release of New Girl Rising Book

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

A gorgeous, full-color oversized book about educating girls across the world inspired by the documentary that Entertainment Weekly says “every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the men who love and support them.” This is the right book for the present moment and perfect for fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and anyone who believes that one girl can change the world. Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school. But one girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of Read More

World Relief Announces the Layoff of 140+ Staff and Closure of Five Local O...

February 20, 2017
February 20, 2017|

BALTIMORE, MD — As a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration to dramatically reduce the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. throughout fiscal year 2017, World Relief has been forced to make the difficult decision to layoff 140+ staff members across its U.S. Ministry and close local offices in Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Glen Burnie, Maryland. Collectively, these five offices have resettled more than 25,000 refugees over the past four decades. “It has been our great privilege to serve both local churches and resilient refugee and immigrant families in each Read More

An Ongoing Forum and an Invitation for Contributions and Dialogue: What Pra...

February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017|

An ongoing forum for friends and partners to share how they see this ancient theological doctrine playing out in their own work of enlisting faith to mend and restore the “imago dei” where it is Read More