REFLECTIONS

June Transitions – Thank You, Deb, for Your 8 Years of Service to IDF

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017|

Dear Friends & Partners, June is a season of endings and beginnings with kids ending a school year, graduation celebrations, etc. Change is always happening beneath the surface of things but there are moments when Read More

Created Imago Dei: Trumping Misogyny In All Its Forms

Dr. Beth Gerhardt | June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017|

We are pleased this month to hear from Dr. Beth Gerhardt, MSW, Th.D. Professor of Theology and Social Ethics Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY and author of The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Read More

Women Breaking Caste Barriers: Made in The Image of God

Maria Blackburn | May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

This is the second post in an ongoing forum on the topic "What Practical Relevance Does the 'Imago Dei' Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, and Global Development in the 21st century?" See Read More

Leveraging Women’s Self Help Groups with a New App

Courtenay Cabot Venton | April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017|

We are honored in the work that we do to come alongside inspiring people with inspiring ideas to make cool things happen in the world for people in remote places. One such example is Courtenay Read More

The Ethical Challenge of the Image of God in the 21st Century – Human Rights and Beyond

Dr. J. Richard Middleton | March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

This is the first post in an ongoing forum on the topic “What Practical Relevance Does the ‘Imago Dei’ Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, and Global Development in the 21st century?” We Read More

A New Approach to Gender-Lens Grantmaking

Neera Nundy, Musimbi Kanyoro & Emily Nielsen Jones | February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017|

This post is a re-release of an article that originally appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review but was adapted to appear in the Spring 2017 edition of a journal called "Impact India" sponsored by Read More

Wholeness of Life in Lwala & Beyond: The Faith & “Philanthropos” Back Story Be...

Craig Parker | January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017|

In our first blog post, we described our mission of "philanthropos" (love of humankind) and how this has drawn us into an incredible web of inspiring people and organizations working around the world to restore Read More

Ending 2016 with Gratitude, Angst, and Hope

Debra Veth | December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016|

Each year in December the IDF team takes time to reflect back on the year that’s ending and plan for the coming year. This is usually a favorite time for all of us. For reasons Read More