The Alongsiders logo design contest attracted more than 130 entries. We had designers from all over the world creating some beautiful and thoughtful symbols to represent who we are.
In the end, we chose this logo, by a young Pakistani designer - for its smooth, graceful lines and evocative symbolism.
This shade of green symbolizes our down-to-earth grassroots approach to movement making. Alongsiders is committed to working at a grassroots level with young Christians who are embedded in poor communities.
The graceful dip and flow of the lines suggests humility and servanthood - two Biblical principles that are central to our ethos and the posture of each mentor. We seek to pass this stance on to those we disciple.
Finally, each figure reaches out to the other, a representation of that deep longing for connection within each human heart. In the words of Mother Teresa, "Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." So we seek to walk alongside those who walk alone, reaching out to the world's most vulnerable children, and extending the radical welcome of Christ.
We'd love to hear your thoughts and observations about the new logo in the comments below. What do you think?