LWR offers `study visits` to Nicaragua, Holy Land

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, is offering three “study visits” early next year that are designed to give participants a firsthand look at the relief and development organization’s overseas work:

  • On LWR’s “Coffee Project Trip to Nicaragua,” Jan. 5-14, participants will visit coffee farms and interact with farm families to learn about “fair trade” coffee and its impact on poverty and other social-justice issues.  Cost is $1,295, plus roundtrip airfare to Managua.  Application deadline is Oct. 6.

  • A similar study visit to Nicaragua, “Coffee, Cafta, and Caldera,” is planned for March 17-24.  The cost of $2,390 includes roundtrip airfare between Omaha, Neb., and Managua. Deadline is Dec. 4.

  • “Faith and Witness in the Holy Land,” Feb. 26-March 9, includes visits to Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem, the International Center of Bethlehem, the Dar al Kalima Health and Wellness Center in Bethlehem, and a discussion with Palestinian Lutheran pastor Dr. Mitri Raheb.  Participants will have opportunities to see how LWR and its partners are working for peace between Palestinians and Israelis.  The $2,895 cost includes roundtrip airfare from Chicago.  Deadline is Oct. 24.

For more information, contact LWR’s Terri Speirs at (651) 523-1630 or tspeirs@lwr.org.  Or visit the LWR Web site at www.lwr.org/study.

Posted July 18, 2006

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