As Canadians observe World Refugee Day today, Winnipeg-based Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is reflecting on its 70 years of refugee support. The organization was founded in 1946 to help resettle refugees from post-war Europe. In its first six years of operation it helped more than 33,000 people start a new life in Canada.
The Eastern Synod recently donated a large print bible to St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Lochaber, Guyana. Pastor Vivian S. Rob erts is pictured dedicating the book which will be used as a pulpit/lecturn bible.
Thanks to Eric Roberts for sharing this story and pictures.
On December 6th Trinity, London hosted a Praise Band Concert to raise funds for Ebola Aid for Liberia. Our first goal was to raise money and we did … $1255 plus some donations of soap and medical gloves.
Includes additional support for ongoing crisis in South Sudan
Ukrainian Bishop calls for an end to the violence Lutheran congregation attends to the injured in Kiev
ODESSA, Ukraine/GENEVA, 20 February 2014 (LWI) – A place of peace and prayer – and an improvised hospital. For days now, the church of the German Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Kiev has been caring for victims of the violent clashes at Independence Square (Maidan). Serge Maschewski, who was consecrated bishop of the German Evangelical Church in Ukraine (GELCU) on Sunday, talks to LWI about the events of Tuesday night and the situation in Ukraine.
Two grants totaling about $2 million from the Canadian government will allow Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) to help thousands of people living in northern Jordan.
A message from Rev Paul Gehrs, Assistant to the Bishop, Justice and Leadership, ELCIC