What could happen if we invited our churches to celebrate Christmas differently?
Read about the "Advent Conspiracy" — a movement to make Christmas a revolutionary event by worshiping fully, spending less, giving more, and loving all.
And … see how next week you can make twice the gift and send twice the love to families in need!
Can you imagine what it's like to be a refugee? To leave your home, carrying your only possessions, and travel on foot to a new land?
Maybe you don't have to only imagine it. The One Mile Challenge gives you a glimpse as you walk a mile in a refugee's shoes while raising awareness and much-needed funding for relief.
Learn more about how you can get involved.
Our photographer Laura Reinhardt returned from Serbia this week, where she was meeting refugees and capturing their experiences as they passed through.
Written last Friday: see Serbia through her eyes, the current conditions in which these refugees are living, and the cold, damp future Laura sees in store for them.
Today, Pope Francis is addressing the UN during their annual General Assembly.
Hear what our Senior VP Kent Hill has to say about the pope's visit to Congress this week, and the power of the "Francis Effect" to inspire concern about "the least among us":
"We are hard-wired to never know peace or happiness apart from loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves … and this pope helps us remember that fact."
The heartbreaking, eyewitness account about a Syrian refugee boy, 8-year-old Ibrahim, and the abuse he endures as a field laborer in Lebanon so his family can survive.
Hear the testimony of our Lebanon staffer who met him, and her call for help on this International Day of Peace.
Right now, our writer/photographer Laura Reinhardt is on the Serbian border with Hungary among the refugees from Syria.
Meet with us this family of three that Laura met in passing yesterday, and hear why this father is making their long, difficult journey for the sake of his infant daughter.
Meet Abdul and Noor. Last night and the night before, they slept on the ground near the Serbian border with Hungary. Our staff met them yesterday and for a moment were able to bring smiles to their faces.
See the current situation for these Syrian refugees, what their journey has been like, and what their future might hold.
In Europe and the Middle East, a story has been unfolding for more than four years, and the "small, unexciting acts of love" that we can make are part of it.
Today, blogger Addie Zierman writes about the big, beautiful story God is telling, and how we're all involved.
One of our staff traveled to Lebanon recently to meet with journalists covering the Syrian refugee crisis … and met a challenge she didn’t expect.
Today, meet one little girl whose simple act of beauty inspired a World Vision writer to move past the headlines and see the heart in the Syria conflict.
The stories of two 14-year-old boys who, living as Syrian refugees in Lebanon, have to be the breadwinners for their families.
See how they balance the choices between bread and education, between pursuing their dreams and survival.
Places like South Sudan and Syria are where the poorest of the poor cling to survival. But with God on our side, "We can bring the light of the Gospel into the world’s darkest places."
See how you can answer God's call in the fight against extreme poverty.
Our new interactive World Vision Experience truck transports you virtually to three of the harshest places on earth: to witness despair and hope in a brothel in Bangladesh, see how God is working in the midst of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and join Christ in the midst of extreme poverty in Uganda.
Earlier this month, pastor John Torres and Goodwill Church in New York hosted the Experience truck. See what this eye-opening experience is like, and how you can participate!
Our videographer Nathan Shain traveled to Lebanon this spring to visit Syrian refugee families. He was so moved by his experience, that he set up a personalized fundraising page to support our relief efforts.
See Nathan's Instagram photos and a new video from his trip, and learn how you can set up your own fundraising page!
Our Chief Catalyst Steve Haas just returned from visiting Syrian refugees and Christian leaders in Lebanon.
“In light of the greatest migration of refugee people in our lifetime, the Church is standing in a critical gap, showing the love and compassion of Christ to their neighbor.”
But do we care enough? Are we doing enough?
As humanitarian development work makes progress against poverty, extreme poverty is receding into the margins: places where disasters, conflict, and other causes push communities from being resilient to vulnerable.
See what it's like to grow up and work in conflict zones first-hand from one of our aid-workers in Iraq.
Growing up in conflict, displaced, and as refugees, the children of Syria have become a vulnerable generation—at risk of being lost altogether—without access to the things they need to be successful in life.
The future doesn't belong only to the children who grow up in peace.
It belongs to every child.
In the last 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by almost half! But at the same time, extreme poverty has receded to the most violent and vulnerable "margins" of the world.
Join us today as we take on these most vulnerable issues of our time.
13-year-old Oujelan. Ghaziyye and her twin girls. 4-year-old Saad, who's forgotten how to play—these are some of the faces that have stayed with today's writer, Lauren Fisher, who visited Lebanon a year ago.
Today, Lauren reflects on the people she met and celebrates the ways that World Vision's work with the Syrian refugees has helped them and many more, and continues.
World Vision’s Sevil Omer recently traveled to the Middle East, serving with our Syria crisis response, based in Amman, Jordan. She shares insights and the latest from our work providing winter relief to the most vulnerable affected by Syria’s conflict: Children.
Join us as we partner with One Day's Wages to double your ability to help children and families displaced by conflict in Syria and Iraq! For every dollar you give to One Day's Wages' World Vision campaign, they will match, up to $50,000.