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...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The morning of the race, I walked into a hotel to warm up and
stretch before the start. Just outside the lobby I bumped into a
group of Japanese runners wearing shirts that said “Pray for
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Note: Cynthia Coe (www.ETChristianFormation.org) worked with
Episcopal Relief & Development to develop our new children’s
curriculum. We are extremely grateful to Cynthia for her expertise
Monday, January 10, 2011
Yesterday in Juba, Southern Sudan, a joyous and carnival-like
atmosphere surrounded the beginning of the weeklong voting period
in the referendum on whether Sudan will remain unified or the...
Friday, December 17, 2010
I know I’m not the only one: Photos, notes, and objects
held up by pushpins surround my desk. They remind me of
people, events and things in my life that ground me and get me
through the day. A...
Monday, November 22, 2010
This post is adapted from my November 21 sermon at Church of the
Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas.How shall we live as Jesus asks?
How do we become his hands and feet in caring for people...