New Study Finds People with Disabilities Left Behind in Wake of Cyclone Idai

On March 15, 2019, Cyclone Idai’s torrential rains, winds, and mudslides killed more than 1,000 people and wiped out farmland and hundreds of thousands of homes in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi on rampage. In the days that followed, the UN estimated 1.85 million people urgently needed emergency humanitarian assistance – but these numbers only indicated those physically able to...

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An Invitation to Prayer

An Invitation to Prayer for Hope and Healing International We had a fittingly joyful and forward looking afternoon at the staff launch of Hope and Healing International last week. Our guest speaker, Lorna Dueck spoke of the need to undergird our work in prayer and excellence. I heard in her talk a call to a spiritual discipline – the...

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What does it mean to value all people as Jesus does?

I’ve a friend who’s a professor of peace studies, a lawyer with a doctorate of law on human rights. We often get into discussions, even arguments on the way to interpret rights. First – I believe strongly in human rights. Our promise at Hope and Healing is to “value all as Jesus does”, which in my mind is stronger...

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Prove it!

When I was a kid, this phrase was often used to silence an argument. New ideas, something a bit different, a new concept was often challenged with the phrase “prove it”! It’s still important today to prove what works and why. Over the last three years we’ve been working on 3D printing of prosthetics. We believed that we could...

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