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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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Give Hope. Join LWR’s 2016 Hunger Challenge!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by .

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You can do it. You can help families escape hunger and poverty! Take the LWR 2016 Hunger Challenge and give the gift of long-lasting, sustainable solutions to hunger for families around the world – like Daisy’s.   Take the Challenge!   Daisy and her family live high in the Andes mountains in Peru.  There was a […]

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Why LWR School Kits Make a Difference

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by .

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) states that access to education is a basic human right. Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to [education]. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. When all children have […]

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New Fair Trade Leader Guide Makes Planning Easy

Posted on 05. Jan, 2016 by .

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Does your church have a resident “FTP” (Fair Trade Person)? My church does! His name is Al – and he knows just about everything there is to know about managing a Fair Trade sale within our congregation. And while Al isn’t planning to go anywhere anytime soon, I just know there is a wellspring of Fair […]

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Christmas Changes Everything: A Devotion from Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 25. Dec, 2015 by .

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“While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”  – Luke 2:6-7 (NRSV) The Christ child arrived and everything changed. On […]

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Mr. Sevu Kanyasya and his six-year-old daughter, Wuyua, plant seedlings in their garden in Makueni County, Kenya.

Filled With Good Things: A Devotion from LWR

Posted on 22. Dec, 2015 by .

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“…he has filled the hungry with good things…” For the fourth week of advent I heard my pastor read this from Mary’s song in Luke 1. Right away I thought of the far-too-many good things that had filled my belly at a Christmas party the night before. And then I thought of the Krispy Kreme […]

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Five Ways to Enhance your Thrivent Action Team with Fair Trade

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by .

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Did you know that with Thrivent Action Teams, you can reach out to people in your own backyard and around the world – by sharing the joy of delicious chocolate and coffee? Here’s how. If you are a Thrivent member, you have the opportunity to lead a Thrivent Action Team to volunteer in a one-time […]

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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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