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LCC hosts CLWR board meeting

March 19, 2013 No Comment
Rev. Dr. John Stephenson addresses CLWR's Board of Directors.

Rev. Dr. John Stephenson addresses CLWR’s Board of Directors.

WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) met March 14-16 at Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) office in Winnipeg for the biannual meeting of its Board of Directors.

“Canadian Lutheran World Relief does important work in relief and development around the world,” said LCC’s President Robert Bugbee. “Lutheran Church–Canada is blessed to have such a faithful partner as we share the love of God with others in tangible ways.”

A major topic of discussion for the Board was the concept of advocacy. To that end, a number of speakers, including LCC’s own Rev. Dr. John Stephenson, presented on the subject, offering their different perspectives on what Christian advocacy should look like. Meetings ended with a commitment to further discussion by a taskforce—composed of one LCC member, one Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada member, and the director of CLWR—who will develop practical guidelines that inform CLWR’s possible advocacy work while respecting the theological positions of its member churches.

CLWR acts on behalf of Canadian Lutherans in numerous relief and development projects around the world. In addition, CLWR aids LCC’s missions in Nicaragua by supporting children’s education as well as medical and dental clinics.

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