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Malaria and Maleah: Lutheran World Relief

2000 times a day some mother loses her child to malaria, one every 30 seconds on average. The goal of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is to raise $75 million to eradicate the threat of malaria on the continent of Africa by 2015. Read John Nunes’ article to learn how your congregation and school can bring healing and compassion to the world.

The Fast Train Called Education

Gene Ladendorf wants us to recognize that “the high speed train of education has already left the station.” He outlines what he believes are non-negotiables for educators in Lutheran schools as well as new opportunities, challenges, and tools to get on board! His wisdom should spark interesting dialogue. Are you ready for the ride?

Living "Green"

We live in a sinful, dark world—it’s no Garden of Eden as God originally intended. Rev. Tom Eggebrecht reminds us: At the cross of Christ there is “green” life smack in the midst of death. “God is the one who uses His creative and creating Word to renew, repurpose, and recycle through you.” This article will remind you of God’s unending love and grace for you.

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ETnetElementary Teachers (ETnet)

EncourAGEnet Retired Lutheran Educators (EncourAGEnet)

LEADnet Leadership (LEADnet)

MOnet Mission & Outreach (MOnet)

PENnet Parish Educators (PEN)

SECnetSecondary Educators (SECnet)

SNLnet Student Network Live! (SNL)



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MIDDLE: ©; BOTTOM: Ben Chandler