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Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

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 [...]Read More...

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Evelyn Nassuna visiting US Amish Farms

Farming is Always Changing

In Africa, Lutheran World Relief spends a lot of time working with farmers. In most African countries the majority of people still make their living, or part of their living, from agriculture. If you want to end poverty,  farming will be in that equation. One of the exciting things about working in the field of [...]Read More...

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Photo of the Day: Kandalady Market, Sri Lanka

This photo was sent to us by a consultant who is evaluating our work in Sri Lanka that is helping to alleviate long-term hunger and poverty. She says, “Following our jarring interviews about poverty and the lure of work through agents yesterday, this scene has tremendous meaning for me — and more for the women [...]Read More...

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Leveraging Piece by Piece

Here at LWR, there’s a term we don’t use much in our communications, but it’s pretty important: leverage. To us, leverage means using the resources we have to get even more resources to fulfill our mission. So it was with a smile that I read of the Piecemakers at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood, MA, who [...]Read More...

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Meal Time Prayer

God of Promise, Your Word is as sweet as honey, and your promise fills us with life. As we gather around the table to eat and drink, we remember all those who go without the nutrition needed to sustain them. Bless the farmers who work in the fields, helping them produce what is needed for [...]Read More...

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Could Chocolate Get Any Better?

Apparently yes! And LWR is helping make that possible with our partners in Nicaragua. Last week the country´s first ever international chocolate-tasting competition took place in Managua, Nicaragua. There, seven cooperatives representing hundreds of cocoa producers competed to win the best chocolate award.  Cocoa beans are used to make chocolate, and LWR´s heart is in [...]Read More...

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LWR has a secret admirer

“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 [...]Read More...

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Photo of the Day: The Joy of Dancing

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; [...]Read More...

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Somos Tierra Memory Gallery

Artistic expression provides us with a language [that] touches the fibers of our emotions and consciousness. It is a mix of feelings with materials… we have, here, objects of daily life that force us to mediate, contemplate and to transform. –Camilo Gonzalez Pozo, Director of the Center for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation. Colombians dream big. [...]Read More...

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Christ is Risen!

For those who lack clean water and daily bread… Christ is Risen For those who cannot access adequate healthcare or medication… Christ is Risen For those who struggle daily for their voices to be heard… Christ is Risen For those who wake up and face life-altering disasters in their communities… Christ is Risen And for [...]Read More...

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Reflections on a Love Feast

Several years ago, I went to visit my grandmother in rural Virginia. The timing of the trip happened to coincide with the annual Love Feast held at her Church of the Brethren congregation. A Love Feast is a celebration and remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples feet and the Lord’s Supper. She was so excited [...]Read More...

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