Justice & Mercy

Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. That was the answer given to the prophet Micah in answer to the question, "what is good, and what does the Lord require of you?" If everyone was concerned with those three things, the world would look a lot different than it does now. Poverty is probably the biggest contributor to injustice and one of the greatest opportunities for us to demonstrate compassion. Scripture teaches "religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world" (James 1:27). Find ways you can get involved in the work to protect the most vulnerable.


Poverty Resources

Poverty - Data and Statistics

The Multidimensional Poverty Index
The World Bank Poverty and Equity Data
Gapminder World

Books on Poverty

Relief and Development

 

Poverty Studies

 



Justice Resources

Justice - Data and Statistics

The Global Slavery Index


Books on Justice

United States


Global/International

  



Orphan Care Resources

Children at Risk and Orphans - Data and Statistics

UNICEF Statistics
The State of the World's Children


Orphan Advocates


Forever Found is a nonprofit Christian organization founded in 2010 by Taylor and Shannon Sergey, which aids in the full rescue of children victimized by child prostitution and trafficking by supporting aftercare homes around the world that are effectively rescuing and restoring these victims. Forever Found raises this support through the development and promotion of the works of musicians, artists, and writers who are willing to donate all or a portion of their proceeds to help these children. 


Orphan Care Agencies


ZOE is the Greek word for "LIFE." ZOE Children's Homes is commited to caring for orphans or victims of other heinous crimes and abuse and rescuing children who are at-risk of being sold into slavery or have already been sold.

VisionTrust works to develop orphaned and neglected children into mature Christians equipped to live in their own culture. They do this by enabling Christian nationals to meet the physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of these children.


Adoption Agencies


Arrow Child and Family Ministries is committed to promoting and enhancing the positive growth of children and families through preventive, supportive, and therapeutic services.

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide, and we are the largest adoption agency in the U.S.


Orphan Care Networks


Viva desires to see children at risk kept safe and healthy, give opportunities to learn and be empowered to play an active part in shaping their own futures. They believe that the best way to make this vision a reality is for people to work together, combining their skills, ideas and resources.

Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 100 respected Christian organizations and a national network of churches. Working together, their joint initiatives inspire, equip and connect Christians to reflect God's heart in caring for orphans in adoption, foster care and global orphan care initiatives. Through the annual Summit, the Orphan Sunday campaign and an array of other initiatives, they seek to help grow communities in the local church known for "defending the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17).


Books on Orphan Care

            


Compassion and Mercy Resources

Books on Compassion and Mercy