Wondering If the Fight Against Global Poverty Is Working?

Each day we are bombarded by the media telling us about the people living in poverty around the world and urging us to do something about it. And it often feels overwhelming and discouraging. You might be thinking… can we actually lift people out of poverty? Humanitarians have been hard at work for years, aiming […]

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

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

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?

“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

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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Travel Diary: Women in India Raise Their Voices

Colors. Rich, vibrant colors as far as the eye could see. During my recent trip to India, I was in wonder of the vibrant, rich colors that seemed to be everywhere and on everything – including the beautiful saris worn by the women gathered at the first ever Women Farmer’s Convention in Losinga, Bihar. More […]

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Celebrating Bold Women: Meet Atandi

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

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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The Global Impact of El Niño: Asia, Oceania and Pacific Islands

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part one in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: Africa

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This blog series looks at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping.  Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: The Americas

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part two in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

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