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Inspired by God's love for humanity, Canadian Lutheran World Relief challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty.

News Briefs

News Briefs are short summaries of CLWR-related news and events in Canada and around the world. Many people have appreciated this alternative insight into issues impacting those facing poverty and stories of those trying to make a difference. Some pastors and congregations have even included these reports in their prayers, and are encouraged to forward issues to congregational members or print issues for posting on bulletin boards. News Briefs are emailed approximately once to twice a month. You can subscribe by emailing clwr@clwr.mb.ca (put "Subscribe to News Briefs" in the subject line).

 

Recent issues:

April 2016: Grateful for water in Ethiopia; helping Syrian kids cope with trauma; update on sponsored families; new We Care brochure; hygiene promoters for South Sudanese refugees

February 2016: Ethiopia drought response; matching for Syrian relief extended; 2014-15 Annual Report; Global Encounter stories (Ethiopia and Uganda)

November 2015: Syrian refugees: donations and sponsorship information; Gifts from the Heart; Giving School-Day; Partnership newsletter; In memory; Advent calendar; We Care update

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October 2015: World Food Day: A bountiful harvest in Mauritania; Gifts from the Heart launched; Syrian refugee response resources and information; CLWR Sunday; Beaverbrae Reunion follow-up; We Care shipment to Liberia for Ebola survivors

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August/September 2015: Environmental care saves lives; World Food Day worship resource; Beaverbrae Reunion 2015; Clean water for Back-to-School; Global Encounter; Communications Survey; CLWR Sunday 2015-16; Update after the southern Alberta flood

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June 2, 2015: Nepal earthquake appeal update; Seeds of Hope: double your donation; Global Encounter 2016: Ethiopia & Uganda; World Refugee Day resources; You Care in Nicaragua

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April 29, 2015: Nepal earthquake appeal; Iraq emergency; Give Life update; Global Encounter 2016: Ethiopia; We Care shipment for Ebola-affected people in Liberia; Thanks from Elder Care patients at AVH; Children's message resource; Prayer Breakfast; We're hiring a Finance & Administration Director

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February 24, 2015: Your support for graduates of the Vocational Training Program in East Jerusalem/West Bank; Donate a We Care Quick Kit for a child affected by Ebola; Earth Day worship resource; VIDEO: sights, sounds and voices from Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya; Welcome to Patricia Maruschak, new CLWR Program Director

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January 20, 2015: $1.2 million from CA government to help vulnerable in Iraq; Education in Kakuma Refugee Camp; Water in Kakuma video; 2013-14 Annual Report available; Interview with Rev. Harry Kapeikis; Upcoming events in BC

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December 16, 2014: In Ethiopia, the Eyasus are learning new ways of providing for their family; Consider Gifts from the Heart this Christmas; Giving School-Day update; Road to Kakuma update; Advent calendar; Christmas greetings from CLWR

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November 19, 2014: Supporting refugees with special needs; Advent calendar; Gifts from the Heart for South Sudanese refugees; The Lutheran Giving Tuesday - "Giving School-Day;" Partnership has a new look; Photo snapshot - supporting families in Jordan

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October 23: Responding to Ebola and the crisis in Iraq; 2014-15 Gifts from the Heart catalogue released; Visiting the Kakuma Refugee Camp; Photos: visiting Syrian refugees; Bishop Dr. Younan visits Canada; new resources; Board members - welcomes and farewells; We're hiring a program director; Youth enjoy the Dar al-Kalima sports hall in Bethlehem

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September 16: Augusta Victoria Hospital: Back to School in Mafraq appeal; Ontario Baling Days; Fight global hunger - Send a harvest of letters; CLWR Sunday worship resources are now available for 2014-15; Photos from the Biggest Lutheran BBQ Ever!; Welcome to Heather Patterson – new CLWR staff member; youth survey

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July 15, 2014: Road to Kakuma shipment is on its way; Join The Biggest Lutheran BBQ Ever; CLWR Sunday worship resources are available; CLWR Executive Director Robert Granke is new Chair of the Board of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank; Mennonite Disaster Service is looking for volunteers in High River, AB

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May 26, 2014: Pray, Learn, Give for refugees! World Refugee Day resources, information and activities from now until June 20; The Biggest Lutheran BBQ Ever in August

April 28, 2014: Help for South Sudanese refugees (Seeds of Hope); Sweater drive update; World Refugee Day resources; Counseling centre in High River, AB; Upcoming events

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March 21, 2014: Positive change for Syrian families; A big step for women's and girls' sports in the West Bank; Supporting health and education in Nicaraguan communities; Dignified health care for the elderly for Palestinians

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February 21, 2014: Olympian Cindy Klassen to speak in support of women's sports for Palestinians; Your support educates girls and women in India; Delivering warmth and comfort to Syrian refugees; An Evening of Hope for Augusta Victoria Hospital; Free Refugee Sponsorship info session in Kitchener

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