Jun 24, 2019 by Anita Brinkman

Advocating for Change: Equipping People for Advocacy and Justice

The two workshops were created and hosted through a partnership between World Renew and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), along with the wider ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), as part of an ongoing effort to equip people for advocacy and justice. Cindy Stover, a Justice Mobilizer for the CRCNA, developed the workshops to be a resource for congregations and individuals. The all-day workshops included sessions on biblical advocacy and how to communicate with local, provincial, and national leaders.

Jun 18, 2018

World Renew Statement on Forced Separation Policy

Just as Jesus held a special place in his heart for children, teaching us to “let the little children come”, World Renew places a special emphasis on the well-being and protection of children. World Renew’s Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct states:

Jun 12, 2018 by Leah Wouda

Changing the Story through Advocacy

After a busy couple of weeks of moving home from university and going on a couple trips, I was finally finding time to clean up some of the remaining items lying around my room. I found a button from World Renew with the quote “I am changing the story” written on it, and I reflected on my time with them in Ottawa a couple weeks ago.

Feb 26, 2018 by Jeremy Vander Hoek

Public Sin and Christ's Cry

My journey with advocacy in the Christian Reformed Church began in the youth room of Meadowlands Fellowship CRC a couple of years ago. Although I was not in high school anymore, Rev. Syd Hielema had invited me to take part in the youth group events that night. When I arrived I discovered that the night’s activities would be centered around the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, which was being led by Ryan Geleynse and Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan.

Jun 9, 2017 by Hana Clark

Why is Advocacy Important?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling to Ottawa to attend a conference organized by World Renew on food security, environmental stewardship, and small-scale farmers. I’d like to share with you one of the things that particularly stood out to me after attending this conference.

May 21, 2017

Call to Action to End Famine

We are mobilizing prayers and actions to end famine, as we are deeply disturbed that more people face famine today than at any time in modern history. Famine has been declared by the United Nations in South Sudan, while Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine. The situation has been precipitated by a deadly combination of drought, conflicts, marginalization and weak governance.  Across these four countries, 20 million people face starvation and many millions more across the world are experiencing alarming levels of hunger.