REFLECTIONS

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|

Foreword 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?” 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|

Foreword 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 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

For the Love of Humankind

Emily Nielsen Jones | December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016|

Welcome to the Inukshuk Blog! Our “business” at the Imago Dei Fund is philanthropy, a word that means “love of humankind.” It is derived from the Greek philanthrōpos: philos meaning love and anthropos meaning humankind. Read More

“Band of Brothers”: The Very Young, Very Male Face of Boston’s Church Planting Movement

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016|

This is the first in a series of articles published by Misseo Alliance.  Did you know that since the year 2000, over one hundred church plants have been started in Boston, by over ten networks, most Read More

Belief-based Social Innovation: Gender-Lens’ Next Frontier

Emily Nielsen Jones & Musimbi Kanyoro | December 8, 2015
December 8, 2015|

Philanthropists and for-profit investors alike today are apt to talk of using a gender lens when screening opportunities to fund social change. When my husband and I (Emily) began our foundation—the Imago Dei Fund—in 2009, I Read More

Glimpsing “Adam”: Faith-Based Family Values and Social Change

Emily Nielsen Jones | May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014|

Within the global backdrop of women’s empowerment as central to humanitarian, economic, and social progress, this article explores the intersection of faith, gender, and family values with a focus on two very different masculinities trending Read More