News / Updates

February 18th, 2015

Upcoming Webinar from CAFO on February 25th!

Every month, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), hosts a webinar series in order to give local advocates access to the knowledge and experience of top Alliance member churches and organizations nationwide.  Webinars cover key topics on adoption, foster care and/or global orphan care.  Each webinar is hosted by a local church orphan ministry and co-presented by one or more national experts on the subject matter.

This month’s webinar is entitled, “Telling Your Story,” and it will focus on the importance of how you tell the […] Read more

February 3rd, 2015

Faith to Action Annual Meeting & Task Force Meeting

Faith to Action will hold its annual meeting with the Leadership Council and Advisory Group this Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Leadership Council and Advisory Group members will share their expertise, skills and resources through active engagement, feedback and action planning. This is an opportunity for Faith to Action to give full reports on projects and deliverables happening over the last year as well as discuss strategic engagement opportunities and plan for the year ahead.

Following Faith to Action’s annual meeting, Faith to […] Read more

January 12th, 2015

Promoting Family Life, Not Orphanages

Today marks 5 years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The earthquake left much of the capital and surrounding area in ruins in one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. Although the government said more than 300,000 people were killed, the exact toll is unknown because there was no systematic effort to count bodies amid the chaos and destruction. In the midst of the chaos, families were separated and children orphaned.

Following the earthquake, teams poured in from around the world to try […] Read more

November 14th, 2014

Responding to the Ebola Epidemic

With the largest Ebola epidemic in human history continuing to unfold before the world’s eyes, we have seen the toll it has taken on many aspects of several West African nations. Death is only part of this tragedy. With nearly 5,000 deaths and rising, the question demands an answer- what does this mean for children impacted by this epidemic? According to UNICEF, more than 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the outbreak’s start, with […] Read more

November 10th, 2014

Now Available – Key Research on Orphanages and Family Care!

The Faith to Action Initiative’s newest publication Key Research on Orphanages and Family Care: An Annotated Bibliography is available online for download.  This resource – a companion to Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action (Summary of Research) is provided as a working bibliography of key research and evidence-based policy papers on the care of orphans and other vulnerable children separated from parental care.

Most of the documents in this bibliography are recent research studies, published within the […] Read more

June 4th, 2014

Now Available for Download – Summary of Research!

Faith to Action’s latest publication, “Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action” is now available online for download!

This exciting resource for the faith-based community regarding care for orphanages and vulnerable children includes:

  • Current global estimates and key facts about orphans, vulnerable children, and separation from parental care;
  • Compelling evidence demonstrating the importance of family care;
  • Research on the limitations of orphanages (as well as residential care); and
  • A concise overview of family-based care (reunification, kinship, foster care,
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