From Peru, With Thanks

Here at LWR headquarters in Baltimore, we occasionally get a visit from our partner staff from the field and when they do very often we’ll have a “brownbag” information session during lunchtime. For those of us who work mostly out of our Baltimore offices this is a real treat and a chance to connect our […]

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The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on Flickr.com. As I sat in the restaurant of a hotel in Kathmandu, I noticed a large expedition team preparing to depart for Mount Everest. As they went over their plans for the trek to base camp, I couldn’t help but think about what […]

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The Global Goals

LWR & the Global Goals: Climate Change

Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute to them? What are the […]

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Got 5 minutes? You can lift a farmer out of poverty!

No matter what the news tells us, we are making progress in the fight against global poverty. But here’s the truly amazing part: many of us are doing it one small step, one small act at a time! One way you do this with Lutheran World Relief is by investing in livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who […]

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LWR & the Global Goals: Gender Equity

Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This is part two in blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  that seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute […]

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On the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal (Video)

It’s been nearly a year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu on April 25th. Since that time, LWR and partners have been working with communities in the heavily affected Lamjung and Ghorka districts to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery assistance. With your generous support, LWR began immediately […]

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Wondering If the Fight Against Global Poverty Is Working?

Each day we are bombarded by the media telling us about the people living in poverty around the world and urging us to do something about it. And it often feels overwhelming and discouraging. You might be thinking… can we actually lift people out of poverty? Humanitarians have been hard at work for years, aiming […]

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Thrivent Members: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Help People in Need!

Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may be eligible to take part in Thrivent Choice, a program where you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, members have used this program to direct $54 million to churches and nonprofits nationwide. The deadline to direct 2015 Thrivent Choice Dollars […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of LWR Fair Trade

This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Lutherans making a difference through LWR Fair Trade! Since 1996, Lutherans in the U.S. have been buying and enjoying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and other treats through LWR’s partnership with Equal Exchange. In doing so, you’ve helped hard-working farmers support their families and communities! That’s a BIG […]

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What do Jesus’ Death & Resurrection Mean for LWR’s work?

“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) At the Last Supper that we remember this week, Jesus could have simply said, “Your sins are forgiven. Remember me.” But instead he broke bread and passed it to his disciples. “This is my body,” he said. “Given […]

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