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How to Give Better This Christmas With LWR Gifts

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Have you ever struggled to find a gift with just the right meaning? A gift that says to your spouse or significant other, “I’m so thankful you’re in my life”? Or one that tells your parents “Thanks for putting up with me all these years and teaching me to be a good person”? Or how about […]

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Giving Thanks, In Spite Of It All

Posted on 23. Nov, 2015 by .

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Poverty. Protests. Refugees. Earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes. Terror. ISIS. Sometimes it can feel like too much. Last Wednesday evening I gave a talk to a group of adults at my church. I talked about how Lutheran World Relief is providing support for refugees from Syria and South Sudan. And I talked about our work to […]

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What is Fair Trade?

Posted on 17. Nov, 2015 by .

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The words “Fair Trade” get tossed around quite frequently these days. Maybe you look for and buy Fair Trade products at the store. You may have even participated in Fair Trade events – like sales in your congregation or a Fair Trade Fair during the holiday season. But have you ever wondered…what exactly is Fair […]

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This Day in History, 1965: LWR meets with LBJ

Posted on 12. Nov, 2015 by .

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Politico, the popular web magazine for all things political, takes us for a ride on the time machine today in a look back at Nov. 12, 1965, when a delegation of 12 aid agency representatives met with President Lyndon B. Johnson to discuss the refugee issue in the wake of the Vietnam War. Lutheran World […]

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Holiday Resources for Your Congregation

Posted on 02. Nov, 2015 by .

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As the holiday season approaches, your congregation may be thinking of those living in poverty around the world. These four great resources provide information about the needs of our brothers and sisters overseas, and they can help inspire your community to improve lives. Download or order these free resources and share them with your congregation! […]

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70 Years and 7 Reasons to be Grateful

Posted on 29. Oct, 2015 by .

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It’s been a busy year here at Lutheran World Relief. From last spring’s earthquake in Nepal, to the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, to working with farmers to improve food security and strengthening the livelihoods of coffee and cocoa farmers, your support keeps our global staff working hard around the world to end poverty, […]

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How to Ship LWR Quilts & Kits Through Ingatherings

Posted on 07. Oct, 2015 by .

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You’ve brought together a group of dedicated volunteers. Together you’ve cut, sewn and tied Quilts. Or you’ve held a drive to collect items for School, Personal Care, Baby Care or Sewing Kits. And of course you’ve assembled and packed them according to LWR guidelines. Now you have to figure out how to get them to […]

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Your LWR School Kit Questions Answered

Posted on 24. Sep, 2015 by .

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This time of year many congregations are showing their love for their global neighbors by preparing School Kits to donate to LWR. We thank you for your generosity and compassion! As you prepare your School Kits, we thought we’d share the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about this resource. If you have […]

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Middle Schooler Uses Bake Sale To Help Nepal

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by .

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Twelve year-old Emily Blackwell loves to bake with her mother, Maegan. She’s been doing it since she was very little, helping to mix batters and frosting. Like in so many other families, baking time is together time. A chance to bond and pass on favorite recipes and methods. Recently, baking time was also helping time, […]

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9 Facts About Refugees

Posted on 03. Sep, 2015 by .

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What is the definition of a refugee? How many refugees are there around the world? What causes people to become refugees? Here are 9 facts about refugees: 1. Refugees have fled persecution or war In order to officially be considered a refugee, a person must have suffered persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political […]

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New LWR Game Puts You in Charge of Fighting Poverty

Posted on 04. Aug, 2015 by .

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Last month, I and three of my LWR colleagues attended the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan. While the 30,000+ youth (and the adults who love them) were there to experience worship all together and serve the city of Detroit, we were there with one activity in mind…to play a video game! Central to our […]

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