Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

by
Jan 27, 2012

Another week has come and gone, with some news making the front page and even more stuck in the middle.
Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A:
  • Tales of Joy: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) tells the story of distributing LWR Mission Quilts to refugees in Jordan.
  • Reflections on HIV/AIDS: Dr. Christoph Benn, of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, speaks about the incredible advances made in Tanzania and shares his vision for global efforts to fight HIV and AIDS.
  • Refusing to be complicit in torture: Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said its medical staff in Libya were being asked to patch up detainees mid-way through torture sessions so they could go back for more abuse.
  • Religious ‘Johnny Appleseeds’: Christian leaders take the lead on planting trees to help conserve God’s creation in Uganda.
  • Presidential Apology: El Salvador president apologizes for El Mozote massacre, marks 20 years since peace accords
  • Ceylon Tea: Production of lower-quality tea in Sri Lanka rose in 2011, but high-quality tea was down from the year before.
  • Fighting Crime: Peru and Colombia agree on a plan to fight organized crime along their border.

is Lutheran World Relief’s Interactive Marketing Manager and an ordained pastor in the ELCA.

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