Advocacy

Convening a Christian conscience on behalf of the vulnerable is a core call of World Relief and an integral way that we empower local churches to serve and stand with the vulnerable.

We consider it an essential task to engage the American church and remind leaders and congregations alike that our Christian faith should compel us to seek justice and mercy for the vulnerable and suffering.

In increasingly divisive times, we are proud of our leading role as a thoughtful voice in the U.S. evangelical community.

Our Work

World Relief intercedes on behalf of those who are suffering, in poverty or without protection, in order to influence those in positions of power who can save lives. We seek to not only defend and speak up on behalf of the vulnerable, but with and alongside them.

Our commitment to advocate on behalf of the poor and oppressed is based on biblical truths and on the example of Jesus. We believe that such advocacy is an important witness to a watching world about the character of Jesus.

To that end, the World Relief Advocacy Team seeks to:

  • Address structural inequality & violence

  • Increase awareness

  • Build a movement for justice

  • Deepen empathy and understanding

  • Catalyze engagement

 

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Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
— Proverbs 31:8

It is not new for the church to use its voice to stand for the vulnerable. It is part of our historic call and identity. And for nearly four decades World Relief has helped thousands of churches and tens of thousands of volunteers express that call by serving the most vulnerable.

Whatever the changes to policy, our call and our commitment to putting love in action remain the same. We will still stand.  Will you stand with us?