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Story of Stuff

This may be another one that falls into the category of, “yeah, already seen it.” It isn’t cutting edge new. But it’s very worthwhile! In case you haven’t seen it, or if you’d like a refresher course on how our...

When Israel was in Egypt’s land…

When Israel was in Egypt’s land…Let My people go!Oppressed so hard they could not stand….Let My people go!Go down, Moses, Way down in Egypt’s land; Tell old Pharaoh to let My people go!No more shall they in bondage toil…Let them...

Reading in the dark

If you’ve been following the media or my posts, you know that on Saturday several parts of the world engaged in Earth Hour. Both commercial buildings and private residences voluntarily turned off their lights for an hour to make a...

Food Force

One of the purposes of ELCA World Hunger is to help people learn about hunger and its root causes. And it seems to me, if we can teach people when they’re young, so much the better! They will grow up...

The Nature of Power

One of our hunger volunteers, Mary, forwarded me a link to an interesting blog posting. It’s written by Brian Konkol, a missionary who has recently moved to South Africa. In his March 11th post, he talks about a class he’s...

Easter Blessings

Stephen Colbert Honors World Water Day

I can’t imagine not having easy access to clean water–it makes me thirsty just thinking about it. I’m glad to know that providing clean water is a key priority of ELCA World Hunger–building wells, cisterns, reservoirs, water management committees, sanitation...

Someone really MUST talk to the Easter Bunny!

I have a new environmental pet peeve. My disappointment has caught me off-guard, seeing as how two weeks ago I hadn’t even thought of it. It wasn’t on my radar. But here it is now, in full force: Easter grass....

World Water Day, March 22

Hello, all. I’m writing an ELCA News blog about World Water Day, March 22. Does anyone know of a congregation or two that’s planning to acknowledge the day? … a congregational/youth group activity designed to bring attention to people in...

Wow! Have you seen the price of wheat?!

The headlines about rising food prices around the globe are sobering. The World Bank reports that wheat prices are up 200% since 2000 and overall food prices are up 75%. The increases are causing difficulty as people spend an ever-larger...