This fall, join us in exploring how to live an active faith by rallying your local group around an issue most urgent to the world’s poor – AIDS, Malaria, Microloans, and Trafficking. For each issue, we’ll explore how faith and justice are interconnected while working together to reach an audacious goal. Here’s a glimpse of one of those issues:
You may have heard that half the world’s population is affected by malaria, or about how 2,000 children die each day because of the disease. It can be overwhelming, hard to comprehend, or maybe even a little “old news” with all the information technology makes available to us. People are now more aware of the issue and the world is beginning to actively fight malaria, but will we ever see a day when thousands of malaria deaths are no longer a reality?
Sometimes we don’t hear the success of our efforts, and instead hear the need for more funding, more advocacy, more people moved to action- more, more, more. There is a need for more, but we must also be encouraged by the reality that during the past two years malaria has been declining in Zambia, Kenya, and Mozambique- countries that the World Vision community has been influential in supporting through bed net distribution. These countries have been “covered” in nets in an effort to eradicate malaria, and there is an average 62% decrease in malaria cases in the areas where nets have been distributed. Nearly 4 million people have been protected over the past two years from these efforts. That is intense and motivating.
Malaria is declining and it is now more than ever that we need to continue in our fight for it to be history- we can’t let malaria win. This year, join other creative activists from around the world as we focus on the audacious goal of covering the country of Mali in bed nets. This is part of our larger goal to see malaria deaths come to an end by 2015. That is why we need you to create contagious movements in your community that will continue to kick malaria toward extinction.
Are you passionate about ending malaria deaths? Sign up to rally your local group below. We’ll then equip you with free resources to connect faith and justice, connect you with a larger community of groups and issue experts who are exploring how faith and justice are interconnected, and ultimately work together to ignite movements.