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Martin Luther King, Jr., giving his famous speech

We Have a Dream, Too

Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by .

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. (Watch the whole 16-minute speech here.) Little needs to be said about the enormous impact his speech has had on American history and culture. We wanted to share our own dreams for the future of our world. […]

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Remembering…

Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by .

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“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 God of Mercy, As […]

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LWR has a secret admirer

LWR has a secret admirer

Posted on 03. May, 2012 by .

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“You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.” ~Medgar W. Evers We will probably never know the name of the kind soul in Alabama who nominated Lutheran World Relief for the Medgar W. Evers Award for contributions to Religion and Education. The award recipient is chosen by the Walker County Honorary Committee […]

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We love because…

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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Everything we do at Lutheran World Relief is in response to the love that God has shown us through Jesus Christ. I first learned the words of 1 John 4 in a song at Bible Camp as a child: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and everyone who loveth is […]

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LWR’s Values: Stewardship

LWR’s Values: Stewardship

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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Both our respect and appreciation for each other and the critical and urgent nature of our mission call us to employ the highest standards in our lives and work. We are not owners; rather we strive to be wise trustees: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). Aware of […]

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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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LWR’s Values: Accompaniment

LWR’s Values: Accompaniment

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by .

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God has modeled for us the decisive act of accompaniment in the life of Jesus. By walking along the road and breaking bread with his companions (Luke 24), Jesus met others eye to eye, accessing new horizons for them to construct their future. Similarly, we endeavor to walk and work with partners. As we engage […]

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