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2011-07-14 16:20:00

BALTIMORE, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the danger of widespread famine in the Horn of Africa increasing daily, Lutheran World Relief is rushing $500,000 for an immediate response to this unfolding humanitarian crisis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) More than 10 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are at grave risk of famine as the worst drought in the region in 60 years wears on. "Rains have largely failed for the...

2011-06-30 10:00:00

BALTIMORE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR), The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the United Nations Foundation announced on Monday an unprecedented partnership to mobilize Lutherans in the United States in the fight against malaria in Africa. The campaign, called the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI), aims to raise $45 million to contribute toward the global goal of eliminating malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Malaria, a preventable and...

2011-05-25 11:51:00

Head of the largest Lutheran relief organization visits Minnesota to inspire action against one of the world's most devastating diseases John Nunes brings his message of health and hope to South Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Lutheran World Relief: WHAT: Minneapolis' Calvary Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran World Relief to help end malaria deaths in Africa through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Malaria takes...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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