Our Partners in Mission
Sign the KAIROS funding cuts petition.
On November 30, KAIROS received notice from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that their project proposal for 2009-2013 was declined. This decision terminates a 35 year history of cooperation between CIDA and KAIROS and compromises the work of human rights and ecological integrity in the developing world.
LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION (LWF)
66 million Lutherans DO make a difference! The Lutheran World Federation is active with 140 member churches in 78 countries and representing 66 million Lutherans. We do make a difference! The LWF began as a response to the critical need of Lutheran refugees in Europe following World War II. Today that same commitment is lived out in many places around the world. Share the excitement of the global work your congregation is part of as a member of the LWF. Resources for use in your congregation can be found throughout the year on the LWF
North American website http://www.elca.org/lwf. Weekly prayers are now posted for use in your congregation’s newsletter, web page or bulletin.
If you haven’t visited www.clwr.org recently, click to see what’s new with Canadian Lutheran World Relief. The entire site has been redesigned to better serve the needs of visitors to the web page.
In addition to the new look, visitors will now find a monthly feature story, an expanded news section to access recent happenings, a search function that allows them to scan the whole site for a topic of special interest to them.
ELCIC’S VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (VIM) and CLWR’s INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE (IVS)
Through a joint venture between the ELCIC’s Volunteers in Mission and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)’s International Volunteer Service opportunities are provided for Canadians to serve in placements matching their skills with requests from partner churches and organizations. Placements, which are between six months to two years, are usually overseas although there are some opportunities in Canada as well. Find out more by going online: http://elcic.ca/In-Mission-in-the-World/default.cfm
MISSION IN THE WORLD
With the launching of the new Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) international volunteer program there are now more opportunities for ELCIC members to serve as Volunteers in Mission (VIM). Contact Kelvin Krieger(firstname.lastname@example.org) about going out with VIM as a full-time volunteer for a few months or up to two years. Information is also available on-line athttp://www.elcic.ca/mission/vim/vim.html.
FAITH LENS: HELPING YOUTH CONNECT LIFE AND FAITH
Have you ever wondered how to help young people better understand their daily lives and world events in the context of their faith and scripture? Faith Lens, a free online weekly Bible study for youth (http://blogs.elca.org/faithlens), can do just that. Faith Lens is posted every week and connects a current news story with the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. This includes a summary of a current news story, discussion questions, a reflection on the Gospel text, suggested activities, and links to related resources.