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Minnesotans Coming Together to Fight Malaria

Thursday, May 26, 2011 General News J E 4
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Head of the largest Lutheran relief organization visits Minnesota to inspire action against one of the world's most devastating diseases

John Nunes brings his message of health and hope to South Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Lutheran World Relief:

WHAT: Minneapolis' Calvary Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran World Relief to help end malaria deaths in Africa through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Malaria takes the life of a child every 45 seconds, yet is completely preventable and treatable. More than 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa. Learn how churches, schools and communities can get involved in the fight against this devastating disease.

WHO: The Rev. John Nunes, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Nunes has been CEO of LWR, a $35 million global organization, since 2007. With a passion for service and deep commitment to LWR's core values, John leads staff in 17 countries in working to end poverty, injustice and human suffering worldwide.

WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2011Service at 10:15Nunes available for interviews after service

WHERE: Calvary Lutheran Church3901 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN

To arrange an interview, call Pastor Brad Froslee at 612-827-2504

Calvary Lutheran Church Calvary Lutheran Church is a progressive, Christ-centered community called to radically welcome all, vibrantly worship God, and faithfully work for peace and justice in our neighborhood and world.

Lutheran World Relief works to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945.

SOURCE Lutheran World Relief

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