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Finding Hope Amidst the Debris of Typhoon Haiyan

Posted on 16. Jan, 2014 by .

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Originally published at the Huffington Post… Two months ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people, damaging or destroying more than one million houses and displacing more than four million people. With heavy rains and winds gusting nearly 200 mph, the storm left a path of death and destruction, affecting an […]

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Can We Be the Generation?

Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by .

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Owen Barder, the Europe Director at the Center for Global Development, published a blog post today titled “We can be the Generation….” He begins the post with a hopeful quote from a recent speech by UK Prime Minister David Cameron. “Thirty years ago more than half the planet lived on the equivalent of $1.25 a […]

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You know you are a Lutheran when... even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.

You Know You Are a Lutheran When…

Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by .

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“You know you are a Lutheran when… even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.” I ran across this image on the Lutheran Memes Facebook page this morning, and think it’s a wonderfully hope-filled statement, and appropriate for Lutheran World Relief. LWR’s work to […]

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Merry Christmas from Lutheran World Relief

Merry Christmas from Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by .

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On the night that we celebrate Immanuel — God is with us — we give thanks for the gift of Christ’s hope and light. Merry Christmas, and thank you, from all of us at Lutheran World Relief.  

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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Posted on 10. Dec, 2011 by .

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“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed fear and give hope to each other.  That time is now.”  Wangari Maathai in her lecture after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. […]

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