Children and Youth Leading the Way

Children and Youth Leading the Way

December 10 was celebrated as the UN’s Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The theme for 2019 is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, celebrating the 30th anniversary Read Full Story

Hope is a Decision

Hope is a Decision

Jim Wallis of Sojourners community and magazine visited the Collegium last week and reflected with a group of about 30 community members. He took time out of a busy book tour to visit Vista Hermosa Foundation, the Center for Sharing, and Jubilee Foundation, Read Full Story

Te Veo, Te Escucho, Te Honro

Te Veo, Te Escucho, Te Honro

At a recent gathering of six Vista Hermosa Foundation grantee partners near Mexico City, one of the participants from Amextra, a Baptist pastor, opened our time together with this simple exercise: ‘Te veo, Te escucho, Te honro.’ We all stood in a circle, and each person said Read Full Story

Celebrating World Holidays

Celebrating World Holidays

In honor of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9) and International Youth Day (August 12), we are spotlighting two of our partners working on these important issues. Tierra Nativa provides accompaniment, legal and technical advice to indigenous pueblos  Read Full Story

Restoring hope at the border.

Restoring hope at the border.

In these moments when we’re bombarded by images of suffering and death at the southern US border, it’s hard to have any hope or know what to do or how to respond. Sojourners, a national faith-based organization whose mission is to ‘seek to inspire hope Read Full Story

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

Today is International Day of the Girl!   A day to remember the 1.1 billion girls in the world, the adversities they face, and the unique potentials they hold for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  Pause for a moment and think about the girls in your life.  See their bright eyes, their curious minds,… Read Full Story

Building Relationships in India

Building Relationships in India

Ajitson Justus of World Vision recently submitted this blog from the Vidarbha Farmer’s Livelihood Project in central India, an initiative VHF has supported since 2007.  Entitled “A Farmer is Alone – Why We Need to Form Close Connections,” this story explores deeply held mindsets of farmers in the difficult cotton-growing region of Yavatmal and why… Read Full Story