May 4, 2017 | Doug Blackburn

A Passion for Justice: Love in Action

In a previous post I reflected on the early stirrings of a passion for justice in my life as a young man. After university, I…

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April 24, 2017 | Doug Blackburn

A Passion for Justice: Where does it come from?

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139 It really bothers me when…

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January 25, 2017 | Doug Blackburn

Seizing the Moment: Creating Lasting Change through Advocacy

  In the final days of 2015, the Associated Press ran a hard-hitting story on the slave-like conditions in the Thai shrimp industry – people…

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January 5, 2017 | Christa Hesselink

Seek the Sweet in 2017

Special to the Blog: Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this sweet take on New Year resolutions from guest blogger, Christa Hesselink. Wishing you all…

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November 17, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

#MoreCanada. What do you think?

A World Vision crew recently took to the streets to capture Canadians’ thoughts on our country’s foreign aid program. We found Canadians—in most part—consider us…

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July 21, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

Speaking Into Politics From Faith

Government leaders asked development organizations and “engaged Canadian citizens” for input into Canada’s aid program. At, World Vision, we, in turn, reached out with a…

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June 9, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

Supply Chains and Children

In addition, 21 million people worldwide – children and adults – are forced into labour. They’re coerced, trapped, and intimidated to perform jobs, which are…

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May 5, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

Introducing the Conscious Consumer Challenge

1.2 million children are sold into child slavery every year. How far are you willing to go for the fight to end child slavery? Geesh!…

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February 17, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

World Day of Social Justice is coming… Let’s Talk Shrimp!

Who knew there was an international “Day for Social Justice?” I didn’t until recently. But that’s OK, it’s only been around since 2009. This relatively…

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January 7, 2016 | Doug Blackburn

Calling for a new Generation of Christian Activists

Sister Jean Ann Ledwell introduced me to advocacy as a way of being Church. The energetic nun was the self-appointed organizer of ecumenical justice events…

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