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27 Sep 2000 description

Baltimore, September 27, 2000 -- Lutheran World Relief is seeking citizen support for two specific changes in U.S. foreign policy - banning landmines and blocking diamonds that have been sold to finance wars. Interested parties are being urged to contact Congress and the President. LWR's website currently provides background information and action steps on both issues.

03 Jun 1997 description

New York, June 3, 1997 -- In eastern Angola a province isolated by war is
expecting its first rice harvest in five years. Farmers in five communities of
Moxico province have planted half a ton of rice seeds from the Lutheran World
Federation. A harvest of 14 tons is expected.

For each pound of seed received, after harvest the farmers agree to return two
pounds of seed to LWF for planting by other farmers. The seed program has
brought LWF into contact with needy populations in areas still controlled by the