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Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
When our friends at Save the Children set out to secretly film an anti-aid demonstration, they didn’t realize exactly what they were getting into. Luckily the protesters made the case for aid better than any of us ever could. Watch the video: Thanks to Save the Children UK for putting together this hilarious video (and […]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
There is this archetype in American culture of the “apathetic teenager.” We’ve all seen it on tv and maybe even in real-life. The constantly texting, non-speaking, “a-shrug-is-worth-a-thousand-words” creatures who live in a self-involved cocoon until emerging – somewhere around age 30. But two weeks ago, at the Delaware-Maryland Synod Road Trip, hundreds of young people defied […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my parents are actively involved in LWR Gifts. Every year my brother and I guess which of us will get the pigs, making obvious jokes that have not matured with our age. Another thing you need to know about my parents is that they love cheesy, stuffed animals. […]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As violence escalates between Israel and Palestine, LWR lifts up prayers for an end to the violence and for the safety our partners and all our brothers and sisters who are in harm’s way. We are monitoring the situation closely, in coordination with our partners in the ACT Alliance, and will plan to respond if […]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
The new USDA evidence in the Armstrong doping case is buzzing through all of the major news outlets. While Lance awaits his trial results, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Sahel’s Food Crisis: The Guardian has not forgotten about the Sahel Food Crisis and has now […]
Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
Football season is back and in full swing! Both the NFL and NCAA are out in full force seemingly playing a different game every night, and everyone is abuzz about major plays, wipe-outs and questionable calls. While you were watching the game, what else was happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As the Kate Middleton photo scandal spreads across Europe, the royal kingdom has their hands full with meddling paparazzi. While London’s royalty worried about the repercussions of a romantic vacation, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Women for Peace: While comparing 5 countries, it appears that […]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
With New York Fashion week in full swing and Paris’ Fashion week just around the corner, you may be wondering what you can do to stay up-to-date. While you were keeping your eyes on the runway, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Children’s deaths dropping: New […]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by Katey Swenson.
As long as I can remember, Lutheran World Relief has been in the background of my faith life. My home church, All Saints Lutheran Church (ALSC) in Phoenix, Arizona, stays very involved in the Lutheran communities, highlighting LWR’s work whenever they can. Every year at Christmas, my dad buys me a goat through LWR Gifts. […]