Category Archives: Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Crisis in Myanmar: Canadians have until November 28 to see their donations matched by the government into a response pool for the Rohingya Crisis

Since August 2017, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar. They join an estimated 300,000 refugees already in Bangladesh who fled previous spikes in violence. Thousands of people are still arriving every day, … Continue reading

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Partnership provides life-changing support for Fort McMurray residents: Canadian Lutheran World Relief

In Fort McMurray, Alberta, the more than $527,500 raised by Canadian Lutherans and others is helping residents as they resettle and rebuild more than a year after wildfires caused widespread devastation in the region. Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is … Continue reading

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CLWR Continues to Respond to Worldwide Human Suffering and Poverty

Inspired by God’s love for humanity, Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty. Learn more about CLWR and the work you support in our new video. Note: the Administrator of … Continue reading

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Canadian Lutheran World Relief Sunday — Materials Available Online

The CLWR Sunday 2017 theme is “Our Common Humanity”, which highlights our commonality as God’s children as we seek out ways we can work towards a world where people live in justice, peace and dignity. This year, Rev. Ted Giese, … Continue reading

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Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation By Engaging in a Significant Outreach Project

People near and far need to hear the biblical truth proclaimed by the reformer, Martin Luther: “We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.”  As Martin Luther says in his Large Catechism, “In short, unless God constantly … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Ache for our Alberta Neighbours

Canadian Lutheran World Relief posted the following news release (September 14, 2016) concerning the relief aid for Fort McMurray, Alberta: When God lays the needs of people facing natural disaster and dislocation on the hearts of Canadian Lutherans, the response … Continue reading

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Canadian Lutheran World Relief Responding to the Need of Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

CLWR’s recent provision of $20,000 to Lutheran World Federation-Uganda was well-timed and has helped address the recent outbreak of cholera in the refugee holding center in Pagrinya, Uganda. Click here to learn more. NOTE: The Administrator of “Go!” serves on … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day — June 20, 2016

Canadian Lutheran World Relief reminds us that World Refugee Day is June 20th: Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet hundreds of refugees in camps and settlements in places like Jordan, Ethiopia and Uganda. What strikes me as … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day, Monday June 20, 2016

The plight of refugees, especially those from Syria, dominated the news earlier this year. Although not currently as visible in the media, there are still 60 million refugees around the world—families who left everything behind to save themselves from war, … Continue reading

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Canadian Lutheran World Relief Continues to Receive Donations to Assist the People of Fort McMurray

Lutherans from all over Canada have acted with urgency and compassion in supporting the Canadian Lutheran World Relief Fort McMurray Wildfire Appeal.   “We are pleased with the spontaneous outpouring of concern for the citizens of Ft. McMurray who have … Continue reading

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