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Posted on 08. Nov, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
[UPDATED] On Friday, November 8 Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour. It is the strongest typhoon in the world this year, and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land. Local officials estimate loss of life could reach 10,000 people, and it is estimated that up to […]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Are your kids tired of trick-or-treating in a costumes that don’t reflect the passion they have for fighting global poverty? Are they constantly asking how they can show love to both the next-door neighbor and their neighbor overseas? Have you searched high and low for that perfect outfit to wear to this year’s Halloween party that […]
Posted on 04. Oct, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Raised in small-town Minnesota, and a somewhat introverted Lutheran of Norwegian descent, I tend to be a huge fan of Garrison Keillor’s homespun, witty and often satirical take on people like me. Just last night, my spouse and I drove to the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul to listen to Mr. Keillor read from […]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has been on the front page of news for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the huge number of Syrian refugees who have fled their homes to find solace in Jordan, Turkey, and other neighboring countries. But what is the definition of a refugee? How many refugees […]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. (Watch the whole 16-minute speech here.) Little needs to be said about the enormous impact his speech has had on American history and culture. We wanted to share our own dreams for the future of our world. […]
Posted on 14. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
We have long made intentional investments in women in our work around the world. Just searching the tag “women,” or “women farmers” on our blog brings up hundreds of posts over the past few years. That’s why we like this 2011 infographic from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that clearly enumerates the benefits of […]
Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
This morning we sent out an LWR eNews story about Quilts and Kits comforting Syrian refugees. Lutherans around the United States have been making Quilts and Kits for decades to send to people in need overseas. Last year alone we sent over 400,000 Mission Quilts to people overseas. But we need more! We have an […]