REFLECTIONS

Lessons from Tostan: A Call To Consider Human Rights Based Non Formal Education in the Global North

Diane Gillespie | July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019|

Since we began the Imago Dei Fund in 2009, we have been drawn to solutions which support communities to be and create their own change. Tostan is more of a movement than an organization and Read More

Don’t Let a Period Stop Her

Alison Nakamura Netter | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019|

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day!  Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013.  MH Day is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of Read More

Igniting the Power of Collective Action

Courtenay Cabot Venton | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019|

Real sustainable change takes collaboration and a willingness to learn from one another about what is and is not working for communities. This year, we decided to create a new category in our portfolio called Read More

Happy International Women’s Day! And Still She Rises

Emily Nielsen Jones and Rev. Domnic Misolo | March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019|

Dear friends, all of us at the Imago Dei Fund wish you a happy International Women’s Day! The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is one which resonates deeply with us and reflects our core Read More

End of Year Reflection 2018 from IDF

December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018|

Dear IDF Friends & Partners, As we wind down 2018, we have much to be grateful for as we look back on our year. As you may have noticed, this was a year of growth for us - we expanded our team to eleven! One thing that we have committed ourselves to is to continue to learn and grow together as a team and with you, our friends and partners. We just finished reading and discussing the topic of dignity after reading an important article called Dignity and Development put out by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace. Dignity is something most Read More

A Salute to Jewish Philanthropy – A Tree of Life Quietly and Faithfully Welcoming the Stranger...

Emily Nielsen Jones | November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018|

The fatal shooting that claimed the lives of eleven members of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago has left so many in our country shocked and devastated. It has eerie Read More

Humanity: The Quality of Being Humane; Kindness, Benevolence

Lisa R. Jackson, Ph.D. | October 4, 2018
October 4, 2018|

This summer I traveled for the first time to three countries in East Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania/Zanzibar.  The trip was moving, complicated, and beautiful.  Moving in that in each country I was, moved to accept Read More

How Gender Equity and Reconciliation Can Change the World

Kiersten Marek | June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018|

In the wake of #metoo, we are so grateful for the voice and work of so many partners and friends like Kiersten Marek, Founder of Philanthropy Women, who are tirelessly working for a more just, Read More