ISTA seeks to follow the example of Christ, who intervenes on our behalf to God, as our go- between us and God the Almighty. As Christians we are called to be Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), representing Christ to the world and speaking on His behalf. Advocacy is not just responding to individual needs, but influencing policies and structures that create poverty and oppress God’s children.
Proverbs 31:8 says to“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.”