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"World View" is a set of 60-second radio spots by Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., which have been converted to Real Media audio commentaries for the Web.

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World View Index

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ARCHIVES (Before July 2003)
May 2003
  • What next for Iraq?
  • Things that go boom in the night (Iraq)
  • A bridge between East and West (Jordan)
  • Conflict diamond legislation passes (U.S./Africa)
  • Leaving memories behind (Africa)
  • A mother's dream (Congo)
  • Pride and joy (Philippines)
  • Who's doing the housework? (World)
  • Giving honor to the dead (AIDS)
  • Givaldo's well (Brazil)
  • The 'unloveliest' boy (Myanmar)
  • The yellow hill of life (Cambodia)
  • Happy birthday to Mexican children
  • When a child dies (Guatemala)
  • Giving and receiving the gif of life (U.S.)
February 2003
  • Sacrificial Love (U.S.)
  • Bees make a killer cup of coffee (Honduras)
  • What love can do (U.S.)
  • Knowledge to win the war (Haiti)
  • Southern Africa desperate for rain
  • Bigfoot is dead (Christian faith)
  • Protecting the poor from the trap of debt (Cambodia)
  • Food crisis in southern Africa
  • The key to happiness (helping others)
  • Guardians for the future (Africa)
  • A God of hope
  • A bridge between East and West (Jordan)
  • "My peace I leave you"
  • Famine helps teens live out their faith (U.S.)
  • Teen hunger stunt shames reality TV (U.S.)
January 2003
  • New Year's Resolutions
  • A chance to do more (Mali)
  • Daddy's proud of you
  • A simple change makes a difference (Kenya)
  • The power of Satan - melted away
  • Love at first sight (Ghana)
  • Frisbee diplomacy (China)
  • The high price of AIDS
  • Priest battles discrimination and AIDS (Uganda)
  • Two - or more - are better than one! (Honduras)
  • Justice for the oppressed
  • Hero continues to save and rebuild lives (Azerbaijan)
  • Children and conflict (Sri Lanka)
  • A God of hope
  • 'My peace I leave you'
December 2002
  • Soft economy or hard hearts? (U.S.)
  • The power of counseling (Tanzania)
  • Back to school in Herat (Afghanistan)
  • Eyewitness report (Southern Africa)
  • That naughty child, El Niño (Africa)
  • A time of hunger and hope (Ethiopia)
  • Larger than life problems - solved one at a time (Colombia)
  • Esterina's business (Albania)
  • Hope is more precious than silver or gold (Afghanistan)
  • It's a wonderful life (U.S.)
  • Josey's Christmas cards (India)
  • What would Christmas mean, without Easter? (Zambia)
  • Christmas in Ghana
  • Carrying the wise men and helping the poor (Gift Catalog)
  • Bibles for a million
November 2002
  • Lighthouse offers hope for teen prisoners (Mongolia)
  • What love can do (U.S.)
  • God's power in our weakness (Myanmar)
  • Eyewitness Report (Southern Africa)
  • Food shortages in southern Africa
  • Punish the guilty - save the innocent
  • Southern Africa food crisis and debt
  • A hungry child knows no politics (Ethiopia)
  • Carrying the wise men and helping the poor (gift catalog)
  • Bibles for a million
  • Ford has a better idea
  • The priest, the levite, and the good samaritan
  • One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic
  • Africa's AIDS epidemic and women
  • Priest battles discrimination and AIDS
October 2002
  • Day of Prayer: We can't afford not to (World)
  • The promise of living water (Ghana)
  • I was hungry and you fed me (World)
  • Esterina's "business" (Albania)
  • Relief work: A dangerous business (Sudan)
  • Knowledge to win the war (Haiti)
  • The hula hoop contest (U.S.)
  • World Vision at 50: Praying in the payroll
  • Prayers for the Middle East
  • Fighting misery: A growth industry (World)
  • Punish the guilty, save the innocent (southern Africa)
  • Rickets in Mongolia
  • Don't underestimate the voter (AIDS)
  • That naughty child, El Nino (Africa)
  • Bibles for a million (World)
September 2002
  • September 11 - the world changed, or did it? (U.S)
  • Twice in a lifetime (Ecuador)
  • Clean up at ground zero (U.S.)
  • Rebuilding the American dream (U.S.)
  • Leaving the fantasy for a higher calling (U.S.)
  • September 11 - one year later (New York)
  • Too many blank spaces (New York)
  • The lesson of the Marshall Plan (World)
  • Food crisis complicated by AIDS (southern Africa)
  • The blessing of clean water (Ethiopia)
  • School lunches (World)
  • A chance to learn at their own pace (Brazil)
  • Learning is easier with a friend's help ( U.S.)
  • Riding for hope (Africa)
  • Thanking God for work (Armenia)
August 2002
  • Fighting misery: A growth industry (World)
  • African farmers benefit from satellite technology (Uganda)
  • Southern Africa food crisis and debt
  • Water in the developing world (Ethiopia)
  • Larger-than-life problems - solved one life at a time (Colombia)
  • Let the children come to me (Jerusalem)
  • Jungle dentist (Brazil)
  • Be patient (Brazil)
  • Hope is more precious than silver or gold (Afghanistan)
  • Victory to the swift -- and sneaky (Guatemala)
  • Teachers and AIDS
  • Bono, the Good Samaritan (AIDS, Botswana)
  • Riding for hope (AIDS, southern Africa)
  • Thanking God for work (Labor Day)
  • Business ethics and hope for troubled times
July 2002
  • Food shortages in southern Africa
  • A time of hunger and hope
  • Fighting for the rights of the poor
  • Justice for the oppressed
  • Widow runs "happy woman's"restaurant
  • Water from a stone
  • Prayers for the Middle East
  • A family's life is transformed
  • A faucet for every home
  • Jungle dentist share more than smiles
  • The man by the side of the road
  • The orphan train
  • A true man's man
  • Measuring tragedy in inches and feet
  • Priest battles discrimination and AIDS
June 2002
  • Let the children come to me (West Bank)
  • Victory to the swift - and the sneaky (Guatemala)
  • Man's best friend helps children learn to read (United States)
  • War, drought, earthquakes - and floods (Afghanistan)
  • Stepping out in faith (Afghanistan)
  • Jimmy, the freedom fighter (South Africa)
  • Judge not (AIDS)
  • Crisis makes strange bedfellows (AIDS)
  • Ecuador's new Colonel Sanders
  • The generosity of a child (Unites States)
  • Living on $1 a day (Cambodia)
  • "Is this really you?" (Uganda)
  • What can one child do? (United States)
  • Too many blank spaces (United States)
  • The hula hoop contest (United States)
May 2002
  • Prayers for the Middle East (Jerusalem)
  • Larger-than-life problems--solved one at a time (Colombia)
  • Ordinary people moving mountains (Africa/AIDS)
  • Ford has a better idea (South Africa/AIDS)
  • One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic (AIDS)
  • A lesson on world hunger (United States)
  • Losing a child, losing a friend (United States)
  • Rice, not rats, in Vietnam
  • A watched pot (United States)
  • Who’s doing the housework? (Global)
  • Motherhood: Not a job for weaklings (Brazil)
  • Mothers through the eyes of their children (World)
  • Mother with AIDS has simple dreams for son (Thailand)
  • Amputee mother (Sierra Leone)
  • The heartbreak of Africa’s mothers (AIDS)
April 2002
  • The Hula Hoop contest (United States)
  • Faith-based initiatives (United States)
  • Boy no longer hunts rats (Mozambique)
  • Be patient (Brazil)
  • Returning to rebuild (Afghanistan)
  • Using gifts as the donor intended (United States)
  • Giving birth amid pain and sorrow (Middle East)
  • A true man's man (AIDS)
  • The Priest, the Levite, and the Good Samaritan (AIDS)
  • The heartbreak of Africa's mothers (AIDS)
March 2002
  • The world's children face Olympic-sized problems
  • Eyewitness reports from Herat (Afghanistan)
  • Six months from Ground Zero (New York)
  • Where there is no doctor (Brazil)
  • Teens "get rolling" to stop hunger (United States)
  • Hope: More precious than gold or silver (Afghanistan)
  • Finding comfort in mom and dad's beds (New York)
  • Jungle dentist spreads more than smiles (Brazil)
  • Mama Jeanne cares for 80 children (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Easter: Victory over sin and death (Malawi)
February 2002
  • A job not quite done
  • A faucet for every home
  • Winter in Afghanistan
  • Tomorrow's number depends on you
  • Gambling with children's lives
  • Love at first sight
  • Equal employment for Afghanistan's women
  • Priest battles discrimination and AIDS
  • Helping small businesses through tough times
  • Building their own peace
September 2001
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