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From the Executive Director — We must help with the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dear ARDF Friends, I am pleased to announce that ARDF has decided to partner with World Relief to respond to the escalating Syrian refugee crisis. World Relief’s journey began over 70 years ago when churches in the US responded to meet the urgent humanitarian needs arising out of Europe following the end of World War II. Once again, […]


Thoughts from the Executive Director – July 2015

What Does ARDF Mean by “Transforming Our World?” Dear friends, ARDF’s tagline has two complementary halves: Powerful Partnerships and Transforming Our World. In a previous newsletter, we spoke about the beautiful fellowship envisioned by the phrase Powerful Partnerships. Today, I’d like to describe the life-giving process captured by “Transforming Our World.”   Transformation and Social Change […]


April Thoughts from the Executive Director

Is Compassion Really Compulsory? Dear Friends, We have just celebrated Easter and the Risen Christ!  As I approached Easter, I had this question in mind, “Is Compassion really compulsory for Christ’s followers?”  Did Jesus teach us an important compassion-principle during Holy Week?”  Does Christ’s death and resurrection make a point I had not thought about before now?  […]