I attended Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative advocacy conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. Habitat has long held that our building houses alone will not get us anywhere close to eliminating substandard housing from the world, but that our building of homes plus a strong advocacy voice will be what it takes.
In Proverbs 31:8-9 we hear our call to advocacy:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.”