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Syrian civilians and rebel fighters evacuate from the town of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 25, 2018 following a deal with the regime

LWR responding to humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region is in the midst of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The region is already struggling under the weight of decades of fighting. Now a suspected chemical attack in the suburb of Douma has international tensions heightened even more. Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to mount a response [...]Read More...

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Restoring hope in Mosul, Iraq

God saved Mosul. Islamic State all but destroyed it. Today, Lutheran World Relief and its supporters throughout the United States are rejuvenating lives in the city once known as Nineveh – the one Jonah was sent to save almost three thousand years ago – one traumatized child and one surviving adult at a time.Days after [...]Read More...

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Will Easter come? (A Good Friday reflection)

“The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD. May your hearts live forever!” – Psalm 22:26 Good Friday is the darkest day of the Christian year. Many of us literally turn the lights out in our sanctuaries and drape the altar in black. It’s the day we encounter [...]Read More...

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Women from the TIN BA Association clean sesame seeds before packing it and storing it in a warehouse in Fada, Burkina Faso.

Lenten Devotion – Isaiah 50:4-9

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Lionel Philidor stands near the Sainte Helene Coffee Cooperative in Carice, Haiti.

Lenten Devotion – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Berenda Manzanares Perez stands amongst cacao trees on her farm in the community of Vallas Abajo, Waslala, Nicaragua.

Lenten Devotion – Luke 1:26-38

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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In Bihar, empowering women and girls uplifts whole communities.

This reflection was generously shared by Darcy Huffman, a member of The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, Wash, one of the congregations that is directly supporting communities in India through Partnership Bihar. In this post, Ms. Huffman reflects on her experience after visiting the project in January 2018. Have you ever heard [...]Read More...

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Young children wait in line to receive School Kits during a Quilt & Kit Distribution in Peru in 2016 [Photo: Carrie Taneyhill]

Lenten Devotion – Isaiah 7:10-14

This post is one in a series of devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. Check out the other devotionals in the series. As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope [...]Read More...

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Protecting the future by preserving water sources

On a recent trip to Colombia, I was struck by the sense of collective responsibility farmers had for the preservation of their community’s natural resources, especially its precious sources of water. The community faced a problem: the livelihood of its coffee farmers, so important to the community’s economic well-being, was taking a toll on the [...]Read More...

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How farmers in Kenya are learning to cope with severe drought

The New York Times recently reported that changing climate conditions and accompanying droughts are once again pushing countries in East Africa to the brink of famine. The page one article highlights the severity of the situation: people trapped in a cycle of poverty are now struggling even more because the land they depend on for [...]Read More...

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