Severe storms with reported tornadoes pummeled parts of Kansas, southern Missouri and Illinois the night of Feb. 28 and the early morning of Feb. 29. Initial news updates indicate there is significant damage, at least nine fatalities and more than 100 injured.
Photo: As director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, Maggie Karner oversees the Mercy Medical Team program which serves people in India, Kenya, Madagascar and other international locations of LCMS ministry. LCMS Life and Health Ministries Director Maggie Karner will participate in a panel discussion Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C., spotlighting what many Americans call [...]
LCMS ministry leaders have assured Lutheran leaders in Madagascar of disaster response assistance if such help is needed after Cyclone Giovanna pounded the African island nation Feb. 14. As damage assessments continue, at least 16 people are reported killed and more than 10,000 forced from their homes. Dr. Mike Rodewald, regional director for Africa with [...]
Photo: LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison (second from left) being sworn in before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison spoke in defense of religion and conscience before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a Capitol Hill hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, [...]
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison will take part in a Capitol Hill hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D. C., on Thursday, Feb. 16. The hearing will focus on the issues of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in relation to the Obama administration’s recent health-care ruling regarding contraceptives. [...]
Seven months after the Souris River flooded a quarter of Minot, N.D., devastating some 4,100 homes, the great majority of the families affected by the flood still live in FEMA trailers or with friends and relatives, according to the Rev. Paul Krueger, pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church. But here’s the good news: Rebuilding will [...]
An opinion by Maggie Karner, Director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, and Ed Szeto, Special Projects Coordinator, LCMS Life Ministries Feb. 4, 2012 This past week was a firestorm of news reports, accusations, and public discussion regarding Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (Komen) and their support of Planned Parenthood. Komen is a non-profit organization [...]