Weekly Roundup

Celebrate a Courageous Christmas with Week of Compassion

This Christmas, what if you gave the gift of clean water, the gift of a new start after a severe flood, the gift of a new way for communities to support themselves?

We invite you to share your passion for making a difference in the world by giving a Courageous Christmas gift on behalf of someone this holiday season.

Week of Compassion will send you a Courageous Compassion note card to give to those you are honoring this Christmas with your generous gift.

Please contact us by December 21 if you would like someone to receive either a note card personalized by Week of Compassion or an e-mail acknowledgement sent by WoC.

If you are intending to make an online gift requiring multiple acknowledgements, please first contact Elaine at ecleveland@woc.disciples.org.

CBS Haiti Special: Religion's Response to Disaster

NEW YORK, NY -- Church World Service Haiti Program Manager Burton Joseph will be featured in "Haiti: Religion's Response to Disaster," a CBS Religion Special about the faith community's assistance to survivors of the devastating earthquake, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 5, on the CBS Television Network. (Please check your local CBS station for exact time.) For more information, click here.

Forbes Names IMA to “10 Most Efficient Charities”

Financial publication Forbes has named Week of Compassion partner IMA World Health to its list of the “10 Most Efficient” U.S. charities, the third year in a row that Forbes has listed IMA as one of the most efficient.

“We are deeply honored to again be recognized for our efficient operations,” says Rick Santos, President and CEO of IMA. “All of us at IMA are continually aware of our need to leverage every dollar to do more, and we recognize that those who donate to IMA’s work and those who benefit from our programs deserve no less.”

Each year Forbes lists the top 200 charities in the U.S., and recognizes those few that demonstrate the greatest efficiency.

To review the Forbes article, follow this link.

Special Offer from Equal Exchange!

From now until December 31, if you place an order on our Interfaith Web store receive a FREE Disciples of Christ Coffee Project mug when you enter the word “mugs” in the promotional code box on the payment screen!

In addition to delicious fairly-traded coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks, Equal Exchange has some special items on the web store, including gift baskets and gift wrap handmade from recycled cotton by artisans in India. As a reminder, when you purchase from Equal Exchange, EE makes a donation ($0.15 per pound) to Week of Compassion and Disciples Home Missions.

For ‘Lost Boy,’ Vote in Sudan Is Homecoming

NYAL, SUDAN — Joseph Gatyoung Khan made a vow, uttered in the back seat of a Land Cruiser on a very bumpy road, as he headed home for the first time in 22 years: I will not cry.

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This Week’s Responses

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Angola, flood relief
Haiti, hurricane recovery
Tennessee, flood recovery

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