World Renew (WR)
World Renew is the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. World Renew reaches out in God's name to people, both in North America and around the world, who are struggling with poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice to help them find lasting ways to improve their lives.
One aspect of this ministry is community development. In this ministry World Renew's staff members engage in community transformation in 30 countries around the world. They partner with more than 130 churches and community organizations to train local people to be leaders in their own communities. Together, World Renew and these partners help people work together to overcome illiteracy, hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, child mortality, injustice, and other issues affecting them.
Another aspect of World Renew's ministry is disaster response and relief. When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise. In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes. Internationally, it includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies. It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods.
The third aspect of World Renew's ministry involves working with people in North America and around the world to connect them to ministry, deepen their understanding of global issues, and encourage them to act and advocate on behalf of those in need.
Latest from World Renew (WR)
Oct 21, 2013
21 October 2012 - a series of two-minute videos from ACT Member World Renew, compare income, health and nutrition in North America and Niger.
May 31, 2013
31 May 2013 - ACT member World Renew links short-term humanitarian interventions with longer-term development to ensure that the injection of resources impacts on long term goals in Niger.
Jan 05, 2012
Knowledge sharing between international and local organisations has enhanced quake recovery efforts
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011