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The African American Heritage Hymnal with the Lutheran Book of Worship

Black History Month — diversity that’s not divisive

Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by .

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This commentary was written by LWR’s President & CEO, John Nunes, for The Reporter — the official newspaper of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Read the whole commentary at reporter.lcms.org The starting point for celebrations of African-American history month in February begins with the recognition of the unique struggles and toilsome successes of people of African […]

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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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school destroyed by Typhoon Bopha

To Clasp the Hands in Prayer…

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .

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“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]

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Countdown from 10 to 1

The 10 Best LWR Blog Posts of 2012

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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Joining the countless end-of-year lists, we thought we’d round up the most-read blog posts over the past year. We also threw in a few of our favorites, Here’s our top-ten list of 2012: #10 – To Cut, or Not to Cut? One of our top-viewed stories of 2012 and a story we love. Contributed by […]

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People Were Created With Nobility to Work

Posted on 13. Aug, 2012 by .

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I remain adamant about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative precisely because I don’t believe that God meant for us to end poverty in Africa by giving hand-outs. People were created with nobility to work, which they cannot do if they’re sick or taking care of dying children. So, by removing malaria, LMI is building stepping stones […]

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April 25 is World Malaria Day

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by .

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One child in sub-Saharan Africa dies every 60 seconds from malaria, a disease spread by a mosquito-borne parasite. In a single 24-hour period (one day), 1,440 people in Africa will succumb to this disease. Please join us in prayer on April 25, World Malaria Day, to lift up all those who are facing the devastating […]

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