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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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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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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Happy "Papa's" Day!

By Rob Radtke ------------------------------------- Just a few weeks ago, I attended my daughter’s high school graduation, a milestone that caused me to reflect on being a father.  My wife and I are...
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The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

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 this,...
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CHILDREN THRIVING IN RURAL ZAMBIA

  She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’                                                                                                                    ...
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A Young Doctor and Her Small Team Are Making Things Better in El Salvador

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 36...
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A Living Bank

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. ...
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Jeanie and Phil: A Wellspring of Inspiration

~ 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...
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Happy Mother's Day : Giving Thanks to Mothers and Grandmothers Everywhere

    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, I’m...
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New Garden Tools for Abundant Life…and For Healing a Hurting World

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...
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New Garden Tools for Abundant Life…and For Healing a Hurting World

  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...
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Caring for our Neighbors, Near and Far

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...
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Healing a Hurting World in the Aftermath of Sandy, Part 1

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...
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Seeing the Link Between Health and Poverty in Kenya, Part 2

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 has...
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Partners in Response Visit Southern Indiana

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...
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Called to "Shine a Light on Malaria"

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 encourage our...
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Reflections on Ghana and Stewardship

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...
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Following in Their Footsteps

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, I...
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