10 Appendix E – About The Project Partners

Appendix E - About the Project Partners


About the Project Partners

Barna Group is a research firm dedicated to providing actionable insights on faith and culture, with a particular focus on the Christian Church. Since 1984, Barna has conducted more than one million interviews in the course of hundreds of studies, and has become a go-to source for organizations that want to better understand a complex and changing world from a faith perspective.

Barna’s clients and partners include a broad range of academic institutions, churches, nonprofits and businesses, such as Alpha, the Templeton Foundation, Fuller Seminary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Maclellan Foundation, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features, Habitat for Humanity, The Navigators, NBC-Universal, the ONE Campaign, Paramount Pictures, the Salvation Army, Walden Media, Sony and World Vision. The firm’s studies are frequently quoted by major media outlets such as The Economist, BBC, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.



Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty “to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” Through physical, social, economic and spiritual care, they help children fully mature in every facet of life and transcend a legacy of poverty. Compassion partners with indigenous local churches to address the holistic, long-term needs of children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and races. Their child sponsorship program is the only one validated as effective through independent, empirical research. With nearly 7,000 international church partners in Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Compassion has sponsored more than 1.8 million children over the past 65 years.


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