Social Entrepreneurship Fosters Sustainable Livelihoods in Mozambique

In this captivating video, we can see how Asset-Based Community Development is used to empower remote communities in Mozambique. One example of the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development ...
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Microfinance Program Empowers Women to Create Their Own Sustainable Income

In this week’s featured story, you will learn about one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. The program provides micro-credit loans to...
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Drawing Strength and Vision from the One Who Came to Serve

One of the most significant events during my years as Presiding Bishop was the transformation of The Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief into Episcopal Relief & Development. The change in title...
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Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

"Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental...
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Relationships Matter in Disaster Recovery

Recently, I travelled to Central Washington State with Dave Baylor and the Rev. Patty Baker. Dave and Patty are co-Diocesan Disaster Coordinators for the Diocese of Olympia, and Dave is a fellow...
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A Lifetime's Dedication - The Reverend Alden Besse

The room at the top of the stairs is a shared home office. The Reverend Alden Besse is on the left, his wife Barbara on the right. Hers has a computer and file cabinets. She’s the organized one,...
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Prayer and Perseverance

Lately, it’s been hard to watch the news. We are bombarded with images of devastation — people affected by an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the plight of Syrian refugees and internally...
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#EYE14 - Already Healing a Hurting World

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 Tuesday, August 12th is International Youth Day. In celebration...
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Giving in the Midst of Gratitude

We love the creative ways people come together to raise awareness around Episcopal Relief & Development. This year we’ve seen a BBQ contest in Texas, a bike riding fundraiser in Virginia and...
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Unselfish Giving

In this story we see how friendships are built and how giving connects people in profound ways – from donor, to staff to participants ­– it takes all hands.  #AllHands75 ------------------ I remember...
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Creating Opportunities in Rural Ghana

By Meg Hall ------------------------ Known colloquially as simply “Bolga,” the large town of Bolgatanga is the crafts center of Ghana’s Upper East region. The open-air Bolgatanga Market, open every...
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The Reverend Gail Ganter-Toback - A Lasting Legacy

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- The Reverend Deacon Gail Ganter-Toback gives away a lot of what she has. “I don’t need twenty sweaters,” she told me recently at lunch in midtown Manhattan....
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Tackling Gender-Based Violence through Education and Action

Earlier this year, during the 2014 UN Commission on the Status of Women events in March, I had the privilege of talking with Sandra Andrade, the Coordinator of SADD (Serviçio Anglicano de Diaconio...
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Getting Ready for the Donkeys

By Sara Delaney -------------------------- During a recent visit up in Northern Ghana, I had the opportunity to sit down under nice shady tree and chat with Alan-eta Atubiga, one of the 100 women...
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Guatemalan Youth Make a Difference through Reforestation Program

By Meg Hall -------------------------- This week our team is attending the Episcopal Youth Event 2014, or EYE14. For the uninitiated, EYE14 is a gathering of Episcopal youth to discuss the social...
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Louisville Church Joins with Sudanese Congregation to Care for Displaced

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Disasters come in many forms. In most cases, we think of disasters in terms of natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. The reality is that...
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Celebrating Independence and Praying For Peace

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- This July 4, we celebrated the 238th anniversary of our country’s declaration of independence. As I left the house yesterday morning, our family was...
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Texan Barbecue Feast Nourishes Communities Worldwide

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Being from Texas, I understand the inexplicable draw of slow cooked brisket over smoky wood and the hot, tangy bite of a well-prepared rib.  Whether a...
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Disaster Risk Reduction Also Heals

By Nagulan Nesiah ----------------------------- A few weeks ago, we shared a story on a group of elderly folks in rural China who are making a difference in their community by cleaning up their...
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Celebrating our Shared History

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- Do you know.... about Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church? Do you know....that they assist...
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