Category Archives: Refugee

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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You’re Helping Former Refugee Kids Cope with Stress, Anger, and Guilt

“When I see pictures of my friends [still in Syria], I feel bad, and when I talk to them I want to go back. They all live in bad conditions, but I should be there. My friends tell me of … Continue reading

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Support Syrian Refugee Relief through Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR, through The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), is providing support to Syrian refugees living in urban areas in northern Jordan and in the Za’atari refugee camp. Many refugees have witnessed intensifying violence, are enduring the loss of homes, jobs, and … Continue reading

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Mary and Joseph Were Missionaries in Egypt — Martin Luther

In Matthew 2:13-23, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus escape to Egypt.  Commenting on their flight and their subsequent life as refugees in Egypt as a result of persecution, Martin Luther observes, Moreover God wants to watch over his Word and church in spite … Continue reading

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Refugee Reality Check

Canada and CLWR are preparing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. But the reality for most of the 620,000 refugees living in Jordan is that they will not be resettled in the near future. They live with … Continue reading

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Is Your Congregation Interested in Sponsoring a Refugee Family? If so, Please Read This Article!

News reports depict the plight of refugees.  With most of the attention of these reports on Syrian refugees, what is often forgotten is that a growing worldwide crisis of refugee growth is nothing new.  By the end of 2014, 59.5 … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day is June 20. Resources Available from CLWR

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has released the following information concerning the World Refugee Day scheduled for June 20. — June 20 marks World Refugee Day, when the international community celebrates the stories, the perseverance and the contributions of people … Continue reading

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CLWR Reports Education and Water Make a Difference in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is engaged in serving refugees in various regions of the world. In the January 2015 CLWR News Briefs, there is a focus on the work taking place in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Two fundamental … Continue reading

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