Thursday, January 22, 2015
Last week while impatiently waiting for the train to arrive in New
York, I made myself think back to a conversation I had just
recently had with two farmers in rural Nicaragua. We had just
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Over a hot, humid, rainy week in Nicaragua recently, I spent some
time with our partner there, the Council of Protestant Churches of
Nicaragua (CEPAD). This was my third visit to see their work,...
Monday, January 12, 2015
There is a Haitian proverb that says, ‘Se lè ou nan malè ou konnen
si ou gen bon zanmi’ which translates to ‘It is in difficult times
that you know who your good friends are.’ This proverb...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
As we celebrate 75 years of Healing a Hurting World we're looking
back on historical events including the severe ice storm that
struck Maine in 1998. It was situations like this that led to...
Monday, December 29, 2014
When Bishop Bainbridge called me eight years ago and asked me to
consider joining the board of Episcopal Relief & Development, I
could not have been more pleased. When any of us signs on as a...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Did you ever think about why this classic hymn uses “Joy is Come!”
Rather than Joy has come?” It isn’t just poetry. The old-time
hymn writers are actually pointing to something deep within...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This week's story comes from guest blogger Rachel Quednau.
She's participating in the 'Share Your Story' aspect of the
75th Anniversary Celebration. We're excited to have her
contribution and invite...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With picture postcard landscapes, rich agricultural possibilities,
and a people committed to a sustainable future, Mozambique is a
place of great beauty and potential. But intense seasonal...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
One of the greatest advantages of having diverse international
partnerships is being a nexus for the flow of critical information
and best practices. Like a gardener selecting seeds based on...
Friday, December 5, 2014
I don’t have too many memories of Advent from my childhood (the
sense of waiting and preparation that I recall as a child came from
the more secular concerns about new toys and a holiday meal!) but
Monday, December 1, 2014
By Faith Rowold and Ximena Diego. ------------------------------
Today's feature story explores the vital work of our partner
Siempre Unidos. It started with an Episcopal priest in Honduras...
Monday, November 24, 2014
My family tradition for Thanksgiving was, like many others, built
around a spectacular communal meal. At least 15 members of my
extended family would gather around the oval oak dining room table
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In my past life, I was an active theatrical director and
designer. For a few years, I taught theater at a wonderful
private school in Texas. During this time I helped to
establish a theater program...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I
visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had
flattened the country. I traveled with a dedicated slate of
Thursday, November 13, 2014
On November 8, 2013, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded
hit the central islands of the Philippines. The islands of Leyte
and Samar were hit the hardest, with more than 6,000 dead and...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s
virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing
a Hurting World. Our team has been hard at work — scouring the
Monday, November 3, 2014
Advent is a season to anticipate the coming of Christ. And what
better way to celebrate the spirit of the Christ Child, than to
love one another as Christ loved us! In my work on the Engagement
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos.
Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los
Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Last month Program Officer Abiy Seifu zoomed in on the Ebola crisis
by sharing a story about how our program partners
are responding to the outbreak on the ground. This month we
zoom out as we learn...
Monday, October 27, 2014
When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was
hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn.
Encouraged by our US Disaster Program staff and having gone through