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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Charity among Lutherans - a necessary distinction

In the papers we are reading the good news about Ted Turner's charitable efforts with the Lutherans and Methodists to fight malaria in Africa. These are but two examples: here and here

Quoting the second article, "The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, with their humanitarian arm Lutheran World Relief, will raise between $75 million and $100 million."

It is helpful to highlight here the charitable work of "LCMS World Relief and Human Care," which may easily be confused with "Lutheran World Relief," as it appears has happened in the press release on which the above articles are based. Check out this link for more information about the humanitarian arm of the Missouri Synod and click on the link "Our Ministry Partners" on the left-hand side. Under "Lutheran World Relief" is more information on the work in Africa.

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