April 12, 2017

Pope Francis is pictured with youths at a home for former street children in Manila, Philippines, January 2016. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people? Does God love his dark- or his light-skinned children less? The brave more than the timid? And does any of us know the mind of God so well that we can decide for him who is included, and who is excluded, from the circle of his love?"

- Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, in an opinion piece in The Washington Post, March 12, 2010

April 12 is International Day for Street Children. Click to learn more about advocacy efforts and progress on the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Children.

Read about a successful effort in Kenya to help boys who are living on the streets in this GSR story: Sisters' center offers boys a haven from Nairobi's streets

Check out Horizons, featuring reflections from younger sisters.