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posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance […]

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5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for […]

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Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

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“Activist Faith” to Become Book

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For immediate release:  Popular Bloggers Ink Deal for Activist Faith July 9, 2012—Popular bloggers and authors Dillon Burroughs (Undefending Christianity), Daniel Darling (Real, iFaith), and Dan King (The Unlikely Missionary) have signed a new deal with Navpress, it was announced […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start aftercare […]

The Power of Clean Water

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More was published to […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start aftercare […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

There’s a reason I sponsor a child through Compassion International–Compassion changes lives. Richmond is one of them. His story is shared in short below, but you have to view the video to watch him share the story himself. If you […]

The Fair Trade Revolution

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

There’s a reason I sponsor a child through Compassion International–Compassion changes lives. Richmond is one of them. His story is shared in short below, but you have to view the video to watch him share the story himself. If you […]

Bringing Clean Water (and Hope) to Ethiopia

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at RejectApathy.com recently posted an inspiring story about efforts to bring clean water to a community in Ethiopia, building hope and relationships in the process. Clean water access is one of the most disturbing problems in our world […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.”—Jesus (John 4:14 NIV) We live in an era that values speed, production, and efficiency. Deadlines and due dates drive much of our daily routine. Enough is never enough. But is […]

Clean Water Changes the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More will be published […]

Happy First Anniversary to Activist Faith!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One year ago today, this Activist Faith blog launched as a dream to integrate faith and action on the issues that matter most. In the past 366 days, we’ve blogged about the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, tornadoes in the […]

The Unlikely Missionary, Pt. 2

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I blame it on the ‘WP Word Count’ plugin that I installed. It tells me how many words are written/published by each contributor on the site. And as the guy who started the site, I’m definitely leading all contributors with […]

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.”—Jesus (John 4:14 NIV) We live in an era that values speed, production, and efficiency. Deadlines and due dates drive much of our daily routine. Enough is never enough. But is […]

Fair Trade Is Only Fair

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Life Without Clean Water [VIDEO]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From my friends at World Vision US be forewarned it’s a bit hard to watch. World Vision’s Clean Water Fund http://bit.ly/CleanWaterFund This video depicts what life might be like if Americans faced the same reality every day as 1.1 billion […]

Tell Congress to Help Famine Victims Now

posted by Dillon Burroughs

  Maybe you’ve seen the recent images of Africa’s current famine and have wished you could help. There are many ways you can participate, but here is a free one–sign this petition. Use your voice to help encourage our nation’s […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Blogging to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Back in December, my friend Shaun Groves at Compassion International shared the following post: Two years ago Compassion International took a risk no one else in the non-profit world was willing to take. They brought a group of bloggers to […]

Clean Water Changes the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More will be published […]

Compassion Changes Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

There’s a reason I sponsor a child through Compassion International–Compassion changes lives. Richmond is one of them. His story is shared in short below, but you have to view the video to watch him share the story himself. If you […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

Help “The Least of These”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Bread for the World have recently launched a great online initiative to help encourage members of Congress to protect food programs for the poor. Please read and support this effort. Yes, our nation needs to make some […]

Help End World Hunger NOW

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at CARE are offering a new way for you to help put an end to extreme hunger around the world. By simply joining their petition, you can support a comprehensive U.S. plan to end global hunger. Petition letter […]

Great News–Reject Apathy!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great news from my friends at Relevant Magazine. This is the result of a generation ready to change the world…   So, this is a huge announcement for me and the RELEVANT team: With the July issue, this week subscribers […]

The World Race: A New Twist on World Missions

posted by Dillon Burroughs

You think “The Amazing Race” is tough? Try World Race. With its promise of 11 countries in 11 months as missionaries, the World Race is offering a unique twist to the timeless message of taking the good news of Jesus […]

The Circle of Protection: Standing Against Budget Cuts for the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

It seems Christian activists who stand against budget cuts for the poor based on spiritual reasons are finding themselves at odds with an unlikely group–fellow Christians. The latest initiative, called the Circle of Protection, includes a broad range of groups, […]

CARE: Mother’s Day Gifts That Matter

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Dear Activist Faith Friends ,  My friends at CARE have partnered with Full Circle Exchange this Mother’s Day to honor mothers around the world. We have created beautiful “Mother’s Day” gift sets of organic, fair trade chocolate, coffee and tea. […]

Changing the Politics of Hunger

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Bread for the World announce their upcoming event in D.C. Go if you can, but more importantly, help spread their message of making a difference in the lives of those who hunger. Thanks! -Dillon +++ Tuesday, April […]

Take Tobacco Out of the Ballgame

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I enjoy baseball, but cringe when I see the ongoing practice of tobacco used during games. Clearly, I’m not alone. The activists behind the website TobaccoFreeBaseball.org are out to do something about it. Through their petition at Change.org, you can […]

Time for a Hunger Strike?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Tony Hall and company announced yesterday an official hunger strike in response to what they see as immoral proposed budget cuts regarding world food programs, mosquito nets, and head start programs. Whether you agree with their plan or not, a […]

Good News with the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Luke 4 reveals the mission of Jesus on earth. He communicated that he was a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy he had just read in the synagogue at Nazareth. The prophecy read: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, […]

Haiti in Pictures

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend and Activist Faith co-founder Dan King recently posted “Haiti in Pictures” to show what words cannot express when serving children in need. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but I also believe that pictures […]

Start Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

After Jesus had cast the evil spirits out of a man in the region of Garasenes (see Matthew 5), the guy wanted to serve as one of Christ’s followers. He had been transformed. He was ready to go anywhere and […]

Help Linda Now

posted by Dillon Burroughs

At Care International, people are being healed every day in Jesus’ name. You can help. Begin by learning more about Care. Then check out their creative online partnership and Help Linda Now. Thanks for changing lives today! -Dillon Uganda River […]

How to Help Dying Kids in Africa

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Please take a moment to check out the following important story from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King‘s website from Crystal Rowe. Be inspired and do something! -Diilon 2,000 children die from malaria every day. That’s 83 children every hour. With […]

Bringing Clean Water (and Hope) to Ethiopia

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at RejectApathy.com recently posted an inspiring story about efforts to bring clean water to a community in Ethiopia, building hope and relationships in the process. Clean water access is one of the most disturbing problems in our world […]

Advent Conspiracy

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Living Water International share a great Advent response to Christmas to change lives now and for eternity. I’ll be talking more about them in the near future, but for now, enjoy the video and become part of […]

What If We Didn’t Have Clean Water?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From my friends at World Vision US be forewarned it’s a bit hard to watch. World Vision’s Clean Water Fund http://bit.ly/CleanWaterFund This video depicts what life might be like if Americans faced the same reality every day as 1.1 billion […]

Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

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Transitions at Activist Faith
After more than 1,000 posts over the past three years and now a book, Activist Faith has been a huge part of my life. More than I could have ever imagined, Activist Faith has allowed the opportunity to connect with faith-based leaders and ...

posted 1:21:15pm Sep. 03, 2013 | read full post »

The Intentional Activist
Great new post ActivistFaith.org post from Relevant Hope founder and friend Jimmy Turner. Be intentional! -Dillon +++ Most towns have many organizations that help people living outside. Chattanooga, TN, for instance, has two rescue ...

posted 9:38:04am Aug. 30, 2013 | read full post »

Save the Girls!
It's an unbelievable claim: 163 millions female babies aborted by women seeking sons. This is the information shared in Mara Hvistendahl's book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences in a World Full of Men. But ...

posted 11:22:07am Aug. 26, 2013 | read full post »

Crafts that Change the World
[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, ...

posted 11:19:05am Aug. 25, 2013 | read full post »

The Right Kind of Activism
I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, "The women were all ready to start aftercare centers for ...

posted 11:16:51am Aug. 23, 2013 | read full post »

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