Monday, March 17, 2014
By Vanessa Pizer Well-meaning people and communities of all faiths
have in the past colluded in sexual and gender-based violence
(SGBV), whether through silence, denial or negligence. Despite
Friday, December 6, 2013
She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which
means ‘God with us.’
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Recently, I became involved in a lengthy discussion of health care.
But it had nothing to do with the current back-and-forth in this
country. Our guest was Dr. Daniella Flamenco, a soft-spoken
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Greetings from Bolgatanga! I am here in northern
Ghana visiting the programs of our local partner, ADDRO (the
Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), in the
Anglican Diocese of Tamale. ...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
~ DONOR PROFILE ~ Jeanie Beyer moves toward the center of the
gathering. “The Lord be with you,” she says. And the church answers
back, with enthusiasm, more like a tent revival than a...
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day is a special time of the year. I give
thanks for my own mother, who brought me into this world and raised
me, along with some help from Dad, of course! This year, however,
Saturday, May 11, 2013
By Cynthia Coe It’s spring planting time! This is the time of year
we plant the tiny seeds we hope will sprout and grow into tomatoes,
cucumbers, beans and many other vegetables we will enjoy later...
Friday, May 10, 2013
By Cynthia Coe It’s spring planting time! This is the time
of year we plant the tiny seeds we hope will sprout and grow into
tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and many other vegetables we will enjoy
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In my work as Communications Officer for Episcopal Relief &
Development, I get to talk to a lot of wonderful people in
congregations across the country about the ways they engage with
our mission of...
Friday, November 2, 2012
We face a difficult and cold weekend here in the Tri-State area.
The initial devastation of Hurricane Sandy has been shocking.
Now, however, we are entering a slow-motion disaster as much of...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Anglican Development Services (ADS-Nyanza), an Episcopal Relief
& Development church partner, began working in Moro, Kenya, in
2008. Since that time, the number of local HIV/AIDS support groups
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
At the invitation of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, we
visited the area affected by the March 2, 2012 tornados, rated EF-4
(second most destructive). This storm left a swath of death...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This post originally ran on the ONE Campaign blog as part of a
series on faith and the fight against malaria. For World
Malaria Day, Episcopal Relief & Development is joining ONE to
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have
been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal
Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
During the Christmas season, as we reflect on the birth of Jesus
and the meaning of our faith, it’s important for all of us to take
stock of how we serve God in our everyday lives.Earlier this year,
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Year after year on December 1, World AIDS Day, news coverage of the
HIV/AIDS pandemic has often been expressed in numbers. Thirty-four
million people on this planet currently living with HIV. About...
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Today is the feast of St Teresa of Avila. While she is a “saint’s
saint” and widely loved by all Christians, I think she holds a
particularly significant place in the hearts of Episcopalians....
Friday, September 9, 2011
I hope that folks are now used to hearing about disaster
preparedness—the billboards, the ads on TV. “Make a kit, have a
plan, be informed.” I worry sometimes, though, that we’re
forgetting why we do...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
One young woman, Manwa, is a shining example of how the Jofeh
Community Rehabilitation Center is empowering women, men and
children and transforming lives. Like many mentally challenged
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to see faith in action –
healing the sick and welcoming the stranger – at the Jofeh
Community Rehabilitation Center (or "Beit Saleem") in the
South Shuneh area...