Leviticus 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.
Deuteronomy 10:18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 15:11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
Isaiah 58:7. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Proverbs 22:9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
Isaiah 1:17 Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Romans 12:13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
James 2:15-17 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
1 John 3:17-18 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
-Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
-Mohandes Ghandi, political and spiritual leader in India
“The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst.”
-Jim Wallis, founder, Sojourners Magazine