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|Vatican City: Presiding Bishop Eaton, Pope Francis meet
With the goal of learning, sharing and deepening dialogue with Christian partners around the world, a recent trip to Europe by an ELCA delegation led by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton included a general audience with Pope Francis. See www.ELCA.org/News-and-Events/7724.World Malaria Day 2015 resources are here!
World Malaria Day is Sunday, April 26. There are new materials from the ELCA Malaria Campaign to help your congregation commemorate the day. See http://ELCA.org/malaria/resources.ELCA delegation hears ‘harrowing’ stories of migrant minors
“Gang violence (in these Central American countries) is very pervasive. If you don’t comply, death is certain and swift,” said the Rev. Stephen Bouman, executive director of ELCA Congregational and Synodical Mission. He and other ELCA leaders visited Central American to hear first-hand accounts from families and are now urging the church to continue its assistance and its work toward immigration reform. See www.ELCA.org/News-and-Events/7731. Also, Alaide Vilchis Ibarra, assistant director of Migration Policy and Advocacy, provides her perspective at www.ELCA.org/News-and-Events/blogs/ELCAAdvocay/124.Syria, Iraq: Letter pushes for non-military solutions
Given the possibility of continued and renewed U.S. military intervention in the Middle East, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and other U.S. religious leaders are urging President Obama to “move away” from militarization and address the root causes of violence in Syria and Iraq. See www.ELCA.org/News-and-Events/blogs/NewsBlog/77.
Serbia, Bosnia: ELCA aid provides for long-term recovery
Cambodia: YAGMs prepare to break new ground
Papua New Guinea: Building relationships
Egypt: Providing nutritious meals for refugee students
ELCA supports projects that sustain families and communities worldwide
Burundi: Malaria education through song, dance and drama
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