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What We’re Watching and Where We See Hope in 2016

Posted on 01. Dec, 2015 by .

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If we have learned anything from living in our increasingly globalized world, it is that no community or no nation stands in isolation. For better or worse, we are all connected. This makes our existence on this planet simultaneously more creative, more dynamic, more complex and more dangerous. Inevitably, what goes on “over there” will […]

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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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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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9 Facts About Refugees

Posted on 03. Sep, 2015 by .

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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 […]

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Nine Facts About Refugees

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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We Need More Quilts & Kits

Posted on 09. Aug, 2013 by .

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This morning we sent out an LWR eNews story about Quilts and Kits comforting Syrian refugees. Lutherans around the United States have been making Quilts and Kits for decades to send to people in need overseas. Last year alone we sent over 400,000 Mission Quilts to people overseas. But we need more! We have an […]

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From Relief to Resilience: Heart and Head in the Sahel

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by .

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This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction to call attention to the crisis in the Sahel, a region in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 18 million people face starvation and 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from acute […]

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Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .

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Key Developments Conflict in Mali has added a continued layer of complexity to planned relief activities, with an estimated 320,000 forced to flee their homes. A cholera outbreak has emerged in some of the affected areas. Number of people affected is increasing dramatically, with nearly 17 million people now considered food insecure. The U.S. government […]

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Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

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Over the next couple weeks, Lutheran World Relief will join InterAction (an umbrella organization made up of 190 member organizations around the world) in a series of discussions about the growing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region. By the Numbers: Number of people facing food insecurity: 10.4 million Children at risk of severe malnutrition: 1,000,000 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan made quite a few headlines this week, with many taking a cautious “wait and see” stance on the agreement signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile, a famous work of art was sold for $119.9 million, the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. But it’s likely […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by .

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This week in the race to the Presidency, the dogs are out in full force. The press are loving the controversy that has arisen from both the right and the left. Liberals continue to hound Mitt Romney over strapping his dog, Seamus, to the roof of his car in 1983, while conservatives have barked back […]

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