Development of community must be intentional as we seek to care for children and young people caught up in devastating situations. The theme ‘community’ is developed as a guiding framework for how we are to understand ministry among this population today. This includes creating protective, participant and justice based approaches in caring for children living in difficult circumstances.
(as of 2012)
Greg W. Burch (Ph.D.) has served in advocacy roles on behalf of children at risk in Latin America since 1995, including ministry with street-living children in Caracas, Venezuela. He is the chair of the Intercultural Studies department and director of the new Global Development and Justice Program in the Graduate School at Multnomah University. Greg is the author of the book Community Children: A Ministry of Hope and Restoration for the Street Dwelling Child (2005) and other articles on the subject of caring for children at risk. Greg is married to Christina and they have two children. They are currently living near Portland, Oregon.