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The Miracle of Dunkirk Today

Posted on 2024-04-03
The evacuation of Dunkirk, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, began in May 1940, when large numbers of Allied soldiers had been cut off and surrounded by German troops during World War II. Today, we are facing a different kind of crisis: hundreds of thousands of children in Europe are orphaned or separated from their families. Poverty, war, lack of support and other desperate circumstances leave parents unable to provide adequate care, especially if their child is born with special needs. Precious young souls are surrounded not by armies, but by the four walls of an institution, growing up without the love and safety of a family.
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Humility and broadscale collaboration to help every child reach their God-given potential

Posted on 2024-03-20
Read the second part of an in-depth report about the 2024 World Without Orphans global forum held in Chiang Mai. The second plenary session of the 2024 World Without Orphans (WWO) global conference in Thailand, on 1 March, had the overall theme of “prevention” and featured 10 speakers.
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How can the church respond to the needs of vulnerable children in every nation of the world?

Posted on 2024-03-12
An in-depth report of what was discussed and dreamt about at the 2024 World Without Orphans (WWO) forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. “The church has the capacity to lead the effort in reducing vulnerability and ending orphanhood”.
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WWO 2024: Ambassadors, a roadmap and a call to strenghten the work with orphans

Posted on 2024-03-05
This is the last of three articles summarising the World Without Orphans 2024 Global Gathering in Thailand.
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2024 Global Forum panel talks about necessary paradigm shift from orphanages to family-based care

Posted on 2024-03-03
On the third day of the World Without Orphans global forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a panel discussion highlighted a central issue the orphan care movement is wrestling with today: the need to move away from institutionalized care in orphanages and finding solutions that ensure children grow up in permanent families.
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