This year, Compassion joins other humanitarian and child-focused organizations around the world to celebrate a landmark: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention might sound a little boring, but this historic meeting laid out the human rights that apply to all children. We have a lot to celebrate about the progress children’s rights have made in the last 30 years. We’d like to highlight three ways things have changed in the past 30 years for children.
In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.
There are a host of things that one can do to change others’ lives for the better, but the foundation for all of that is the environment we create in our homes. Here are four ways to cultivate compassion within our families and guide our children down a path worth taking.
Florence Lomariwo’s lifelong crusade against female genital mutilation, or FGM, started with her own narrow escape.
There’s an unmistakable sign of an overflowing, abundant life that comes from knowing Jesus, the author of life: generosity to others.
When Compassion asked our 25 national offices which one issue they believe is most negatively impacting the children they serve, five said sexual abuse. The stories are heart-wrenching. But there are also people willing to stand up and fight for the rights of children. It takes bravery, and it often costs them. That’s why we want to highlight churches around the world who are standing up to violence against children.
Every child deserves the same access to quality education. But they don’t all get it. Meet two girls, both who live in poverty but whose educational stories are very different.
We are excited to introduce you to five resources, all with the express purpose of helping you disciple your families while building hearts of compassion!
We serve a God who cares deeply for the marginalized in society. The Bible is filled with holy calls for justice and compassion. But sometimes this call seems so colossal, we don’t know where to begin. But when we understand how we’re wired, our journey in helping those around us can become much more robust and tangible.
This International Day of Friendship, join us in celebrating friendship by learning how important friendship is to children living in poverty — and praying for those special friendships.
To live in 2019, you must hold local and global in your hands — for they are more intertwined than ever. And this has been God’s idea all along.
If you’re looking for ideas for family fun this summer, we have some great resources for you! These activities are designed to entertain the kids in your life — while also teaching them what life is like around the world. Check out these recipes, crafts and games to keep your kids cool and compassionate this summer!