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The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Posted on 25. Apr, 2016 by .

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Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on Flickr.com. As I sat in the restaurant of a hotel in Kathmandu, I noticed a large expedition team preparing to depart for Mount Everest. As they went over their plans for the trek to base camp, I couldn’t help but think about what […]

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LWR & the Global Goals: Climate Change

Posted on 22. Apr, 2016 by .

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Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute to them? What are the […]

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On the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal (Video)

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by .

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It’s been nearly a year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu on April 25th. Since that time, LWR and partners have been working with communities in the heavily affected Lamjung and Ghorka districts to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery assistance. With your generous support, LWR began immediately […]

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Thrivent Members: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Help People in Need!

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by .

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Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may be eligible to take part in Thrivent Choice, a program where you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, members have used this program to direct $54 million to churches and nonprofits nationwide. The deadline to direct 2015 Thrivent Choice Dollars […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of LWR Fair Trade

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by .

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This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Lutherans making a difference through LWR Fair Trade! Since 1996, Lutherans in the U.S. have been buying and enjoying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and other treats through LWR’s partnership with Equal Exchange. In doing so, you’ve helped hard-working farmers support their families and communities! That’s a BIG […]

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What do Jesus’ Death & Resurrection Mean for LWR’s work?

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by .

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“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) At the Last Supper that we remember this week, Jesus could have simply said, “Your sins are forgiven. Remember me.” But instead he broke bread and passed it to his disciples. “This is my body,” he said. “Given […]

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LWR & the Global Goals: Ending Hunger

Posted on 15. Mar, 2016 by .

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Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute to them? What are the […]

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Celebrating Bold Women: Meet Atandi

Posted on 28. Feb, 2016 by .

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This story originally appeared on the Women of the ELCA Blog.  Atandi Wilkister is a small-scale farmer who lives in the Rachuonyo South District in Western Kenya. Life has been challenging for Atandi, especially because she was left alone to run her farm and raise her children many years ago. For a long time, she struggled […]

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10 Easy Ways To Make the World Better on Leap Day

Posted on 26. Feb, 2016 by .

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With the presidential primary season in full swing, not to mention all the things that are happening around the world, you may or may not have noticed that 2016 is a leap year. That’s right. This year we get an extra day in the month of February – and that extra day is a valuable resource […]

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Nepal: Nine Months After the Earthquake

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 by .

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LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 10. Feb, 2016 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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