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Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
This week we’ve witnessed the destructive power of Mother Nature all around the world. Most notably, the wildfires in Boulder Colorado forced tens of thousands of residents to flee what most people refer to as, “the most destructive fire in Colorado history.” But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
A 32 year mystery has been solved and a culprit can finally be named—yes, a dingo really did take Lindy and Michael Chamberlin’s baby. This seemingly preposterous event has made its mark in pop-culture as a film and more often than not as the butt of a joke. Now the tragedy and skepticism can finally be […]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Despite the strange cannibalistic stories that have popped up in news recently (see here and here), it appears a zombie apocalypse is not yet upon us. These awful stories illustrate the worst sides of humanity, but we hold on to hope for a world filled with justice, dignity and peace. What else is happening around the world? Here are […]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Amongst the continued violence in Syria, controversial magazine covers and political decisions, another week in the US has come and gone. What big global events have happened this week? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a: A Known Military Strategist for the LRA has been arrested: A PODCAST also talks about the history of the […]
Posted on 11. May, 2012 by Amy Burke.
This Week in LWR News: If you are in the Baltimore area and someone who appreciates contemporary art, make sure to visit the In/ Flux Gallery to see Water Sonettos! The exhibit features artwork focused on water issues and highlights LWR’s friend and esteemed Baltimorean artist Jann Rosen-Queralt. Rosen-Queralt’s work includes a series of sculptures inspired by the Dogon women she […]
Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by Amy Burke.
This week in the news: A case of spontaneous bovine spongiform encephalopathy better known as “Mad Cow Disease” surfaced in California. Heath officials immediately quarantined the diseased cow and claim that the occurrence caused no risk to the food supply. Meanwhile, an international court has found former warlord and President of Liberia Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone. His […]
Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Today is World Malaria Day! In the last decade the world has made great strides in the fight against malaria. Today there is a unique global movement where faith communities, international NGOs, donor institutions, governments and private corporations are all leveraging their expertise to end malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015. While hundreds of […]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Amy Burke.
In the past few weeks, social media has been flooded with a strong public outcry with a variety of perspectives on the Trayvon Martin case, support for his family and friends, as well as multiple pleas for justice. In this week’s news, after a long and painful process, George Zimmeran was charged with second degree murder […]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Waving our palms this past Palm Sunday, we welcomed Jesus into our hearts as he was once welcomed into Jerusalem by the masses. This small celebration after the somber month of Lent helps us to look forward to Easter, to the promise of new and everlasting life. Holding the branches in our hands or twisting them into […]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by Amy Burke.
While perhaps not in the forefront of media coverage, the impending food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa is at the top of LWR’s radar. We encourage you to actively brainstorm with us– How can we stop this crisis before it claims lives? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Food Crisis […]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by Amy Burke.
If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video or spotted #StopKony trending on Twitter this past week. The news has been flooded with this social media experiment intended for raising awareness about the LRA in Uganda and the many, many criticisms the campaign has created. Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]