Why advocate?

Arrive Ministries’ commitment to advocate for justice on behalf of the poor and oppressed is based on biblical truths and on the example of Jesus. Scripture constantly emphasizes the importance of showing compassion (Matthew 25:31-46), seeking justice (Isaiah 58:1-14), defending what is right (Proverbs 31:8) and showing mercy (Micah 6:8).

As Christians we are called to be Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), representing Christ to the world and speaking on His behalf. For this reason, we also defend those who are oppressed, weak and who do not have a voice of their own, whether in Darfur, Burma or the U.S., just as Christ defends us.

Arrive Ministries educates and mobilizes churches on the important issues of our day and speaks out to those in positions of influence so that the vulnerable, oppressed and poor will receive the dignity, rights and freedom God desires for them.

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What is advocacy?

“Seeking with, and on behalf of, the poor to address underlying causes of poverty, bring justice, and support good development through influencing the policies and practices of the powerful. Advocacy is not just responding to individual needs, but influencing policies and structures that create poverty and oppress God’s children.” (Definition from Tearfund, an international development organization)

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