Archive for 'Civic Participation'

People gather in Syntagma Square in Athens on July 3

Greek Debt Crisis: LWR President Speaks Out

Posted on 06. Jul, 2015 by .

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After Sunday’s oxi (read: no) vote on a referendum to accept additional austerity measures, Greece’s leaders are in tough negotiations with creditors. Lutheran World Relief’s president and C.E.O., Daniel Speckhard, served as U.S. Ambassador to Greece from 2007 to 2010. Ambassador Speckhard has taken to the press this week to talk about what’s going on, and […]

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How Mimes are Helping Youth in El Salvador

Posted on 22. Oct, 2014 by .

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Even though it is a small town, Lolotique has big problems. Not too long ago, the mayor was killed by gang members. Unfortunately in this area – located in the eastern part of El Salvador – death threats and gang extortions are not uncommon. As a result, many youth see migration to the U.S. as […]

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We’re Passionate about Our Partners

Posted on 14. Oct, 2013 by .

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If you know Lutheran World Relief, you already know we are passionate about partners. Local institutions and organizations in the countries we work form some of our most important partnerships. LWR’s value of accompaniment states it clearly: “we support, encourage and learn together within long-term relationships of trust and reciprocity.” But LWR doesn’t only work […]

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Nine Facts About Refugees

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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The Memory Gallery Lives On

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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At times it can be hard to know if a particular project that Lutheran World Relief supports continues to have an impact even after our portion has ended. That’s why it was fun to hear an update from our Regional Communications Officer for Latin America, Annalise Romoser. Annalise recently visited one of our partners in […]

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Tim McCully: In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by .

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LWR’s Vice President for International Programs, Tim McCully, penned the following article. It was published yesterday on the Huffington Post. Lutheran World Relief has worked in Colombia for decades, through war, demobilization, failed peace negotiations and more war. Our work has changed over the years as local conditions have changed. But we have always focused […]

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The Global Mom Relay: New Beginnings and Second Chances

The Global Mom Relay: New Beginnings and Second Chances

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by .

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LWR’s President & CEO, John Nunes, put together this post as part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share the Huffington Post blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. No matter who you are or where you’re from, at some point in your life someone has given you a […]

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What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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International Women’s Day (part 2)

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .

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In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about how this International Women’s Day coincides with the start of LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) initiative, where we hope to learn how to create equal opportunities for men and women to benefit from our work in communities around the world. Today I’d like to talk a bit […]

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International Women’s Day

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by .

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Tomorrow, March 8, we observe International Women’s Day (#IWD), an international holiday created to inspire women and celebrate achievements toward gender equality. It just so happens that this year IWD coincides with the start of a very special initiative that Lutheran World Relief is undertaking toward the same goal. We are kicking off three special […]

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God Made a Farmer – Recognizing Women Farmers

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by .

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Inspired by the Super Bowl advertisement featuring Paul Harvey and Dodge, we want to recognize the important contributions all farmers make. Especially women farmers. Rural Women produce more than half of all food grown in developing developed countries, yet own less than a third of all land. Watch our tribute to the millions of women […]

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