Archive for 'Civic Participation'
Posted on 17. Nov, 2015 by Nate King.
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 […]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2015 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 06. Jul, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
Posted on 22. Oct, 2014 by Carolyn Barker-Villena.
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 […]
Posted on 14. Oct, 2013 by Krista Zimmerman.
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 […]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
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 08. Mar, 2013 by Patrick Bell.
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 […]