Lutheran World Relief

  1. 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 [...]


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  2. 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 [...]


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  3. 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 [...]


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  4. Ahmed Oudou is a longtime driver for Lutheran World Relief in Niger. In 2007, he had the honor of distributing quilts and watching the gratitude on the faces of recipients who have very little. As quilters in the United States celebrate National Quilting Day, Ahmed wants them to know why what they do matters, from [...]


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  5. The quilters from Bristol Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, were looking at a publication from Lutheran World Relief when they noticed pictures of quilts being distributed in Nepal. Several quilts looked very familiar as the group recognized their distinct sewing pattern. The quilts of the small church may well have worked their way to [...]


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