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For those who participated in the Fatherless Generation study at with Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends, it was an amazing experience. The book’s author, John Sowers, offers a few closing thoughts, along with a riveting video on this issue.


Thank you Dan (and the community),

It is humbling and encouraging to see the response to the book. I am grateful for this project – and hope that all of us will become advocates for it’s message.

The fatherless story is written into the heart of our generation, read in our blogs, seen in our movies, heard in our songs. It is a story of grief and pain, rejection and self-destruction. A story that desperately needs to be heard.

Until we begin seeing the narrative for what it is, it’s destructive cycle will inevitably continue. This issue really needs and deserves a hearing, and I pray it will continue to be shouted from the rooftops.

My purpose in writing the book is transference. I pray the reader is horrified and disturbed. Disturbed enough to share the pain and “hurt with” a generation. This is the root of compassion. I also pray that our shared hurt will awaken and stir us to action.

I am grateful for the writers of this blog project and for the readers of the book. I hope for a great commissioning – that all of us will stand and act for the fatherless. In a day where the best-selling books are self-help, fiction, or fickle controversy, I pray that the story of the fatherless generation will get a fair hearing.

– John Sowers

Editor’s Note: Check out this video of John at the recent Idea Camp conference on Adoption and Orphan Care…


DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at

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