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We’re Proud to Introduce KindSight

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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LWR is proud to announce that we’ve launched a brand new, innovative way to give: KindSight. KindSight is a new way to help end poverty around the world. Choose specific parts of LWR projects to support and then get updates, photos and stories about how you are helping people help themselves. Money isn’t the only […]

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Growth in Impact: What’s ahead for Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 06. Oct, 2014 by .

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As of October 1, LWR embarked on its new fiscal year. Whether it’s a new job, a school year, a new fiscal year, or a new calendar year, new beginnings are times of both reflection and action, of asking questions and seeking answers. Since I joined LWR in July, I’ve been doing a lot of […]

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Coffee with a Conscience; or What is Fair Trade?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by .

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In the 18th century the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus, renamed the cocoa tree giving it the Greek name Theobroma Cacao, which literally means ‘food of the Gods’. Throughout its history, whether as a cocoa drinking chocolate or confectionery treat, chocolate has always been much sought after. But few people think about the lengthy labor-intensive process […]

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LWR Special Reports: iPad edition

LWR Special Reports: Now on Your iPad

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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Do you enjoy reading our quarterly newsletter, LWR Special Reports? You can now read it even easier: on your iPad! We have rolled out an iPad version of LWR Special Reports that offers more interaction. We’ll be adding even more features in future issues, like additional photos from the stories, special videos and more! Download […]

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An Update on Typhoon Bopha Recovery

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19’s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress. Here are a few highlights: With over 233,000 […]

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are […]

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LWR Supports Environmental and Disaster Education in Indonesia

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Mr. Kairan, a fifth grade teacher in Indonesia, is always looking for new ways to engage his students. He wants them to know about issues that impact their lives and believes in teaching practical lessons outside of the classroom. He enjoys educating his community’s future leaders, opening students’ minds to the wonders of scientific learning. […]

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Photo Friday: Mission Quilts in Tanzania

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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Mr. Issa Ali is a resident in a home for the elderly in Tanzania. The Mission Quilt and a Personal Care Kit towel that he received from LWR are draped across his bed. He enthusiastically told LWR staff, “Naipenda sana blanketi hii!” which translates to “I like this blanket very much!” (There’s not a word […]

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How We’re Planning for Success

Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by .

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Last week I joined my colleagues and our partners here in Tanzania for an intensive three-day workshop to learn what DMEL is and how to use it. It left me with a deeper understanding and a greater appreciation for the work of LWR. DMEL is an acronym for a planning method that stands for “Design, […]

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You know you are a Lutheran when... even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.

You Know You Are a Lutheran When…

Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by .

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“You know you are a Lutheran when… even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.” I ran across this image on the Lutheran Memes Facebook page this morning, and think it’s a wonderfully hope-filled statement, and appropriate for Lutheran World Relief. LWR’s work to […]

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Addressing How Gender Affects Food Security

Posted on 03. Jan, 2013 by .

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Food security — or all the factors that provide for sufficient, safe and nutritious food — is an issue that is at the heart of LWR’s work around the world. Our work to improve agriculture among small farmers and provide clean water for consumption, or irrigation, is so that families around the world can have […]

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