Tuesday, May 26, 2015
On May 6, 2015, strong storms and tornados swept through Oklahoma,
and the Santa Maria Red Cross Partner Shelter in Oklahoma City
sprang into action. Almost immediately, those who had lost
Friday, April 24, 2015
The World Health Organization reports that “we are winning the
fight against malaria,” but warns there is the risk of resurgence
if we don’t take care to sustain the gains made so far against...
Friday, February 13, 2015
Lord, when was it that We saw you hungry and gave you food?
We saw you thirsty and gave you something to drink? We saw you a
stranger and welcomed you? We saw you sick and took care of you? We
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
Monday, September 8, 2014
"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
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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,...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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...
Saturday, June 14, 2014
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...
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
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
Friday, December 6, 2013
She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which
means ‘God with us.’