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.

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.

Jan 3, 2018 by Tom Post

Land Justice in Laos

“They will die if they are forced to move to the lowlands. Our purpose is to prove that life can be full and healthy for the people of the mountains of Laos.” Over the last decade, Mike Fennema, Country Consultant for World Renew in Laos, and over 40 Lao national staff and seconded staff of various nationalities have faithfully worked to improve land security and the quality of life of the vulnerable people groups in the districts of Phongsaly and Xiangkhouang.

May 2, 2017

Change the Story of Poverty

Together with you, World Renew is equipping men, women, and children to change their stories of hardship into testimonies of hope.  Join us in Changing the Story, so that communities can achieve...

Jan 3, 2017 by Rebecca Warren

Doing Justice in Ottawa

When I became a Canadian, one of the most moving parts of the ceremony was when our group of would-be citizens from around the world stood as one and recited the oath together. The staff from Citizenship and Immigration Canada emphasized that it was very important for us to say the words out loud rather than silently mouthing the words—so important so that they actually walked around to check that we were making sound as we spoke.

Dec 5, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Commit

In Advent, reflect on a commitment you are considering accepting, or a commitment that needs renewing. In building the house of your life on the rock of God’s committed love, you may discover that you are called to commit; that you cannot claim the Life that God desires for you without it.

Jun 23, 2016 by Mark VanderWees

Justice for the Vulnerable

World Renew certainly does that, from earthquakes in Katmandu to forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Some others immediately think of longterm agriculture, health, and infrastructure projects in far-off countries. A few even use the word “transformation” in their understanding as they pull in the complexities of leadership training, community organizing, and gender empowerment. World Renew’s five-year strategic plan affims all this, and I have shared with you how this is taking place in Nicaragua through newsletters over the years.

May 1, 2014 by Istifanus Gimba

Partner Training in Capacity Building

Since early 2014, I have been conducting some training with the Reformed Church of Mozambique, a World Renew partner (Igreja Reformada em Mozambique, or IRM). The goal of the training events is to build the capacity of IRM’s field staff in four key areas that reflect World Renew’s strategy of enhancing effectiveness in project implementation.

Jul 26, 2013 by Adele Konyndyk

World Renew Welcomes New Research Report on Justice

What does justice have to do with World Renew’s global ministry of poverty alleviation and disaster response?   Everything. "Authentic mercy requires justice,” explains Ida Kaastra Mutoigo, the Director of World Renew Canada. “That is why World Renew considers justice and mercy to be inseparable for achieving the shalom that God intended for all relationships between people and God, their neighbours, and creation.”