Tuesday, March 24, 2015
My name is Ethan Lowery and I have a confession. I am an
extrovert. And a church nerd. So imagine how exciting it is
for me to take folks on an aerial tour of The Episcopal Church
across the 50...
Monday, March 9, 2015
Once upon a time, three little owls sat at my desk. The story of
where they came from has a sad beginning, but a joyful end. In the
beginning is the triple disaster that hit eastern Japan on March
Monday, February 23, 2015
Tanner Tennyson grew up in a small town on the peninsula, across
the water from Seattle, Washington. He’s always had a heart for
kids and people he could sense were hurting inside. At birth...
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
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Throughout the year people come up with creative ways to raise
money for Episcopal Relief & Development. One popular and fun
way has been during major sporting events like the World Series or
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...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
As we celebrate 75 years of Healing a Hurting World we're looking
back on historical events including the severe ice storm that
struck Maine in 1998. It was situations like this that led to...
Monday, November 24, 2014
My family tradition for Thanksgiving was, like many others, built
around a spectacular communal meal. At least 15 members of my
extended family would gather around the oval oak dining room table
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...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I
visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had
flattened the country. I traveled with a dedicated slate of
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos.
Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los
Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has...
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
Sunday, October 12, 2014
What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the
valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world. In
Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
On a cloudy day in September, Agnes, Boima, Siah, Weedor and Harry
gather at the Bong County Health Office in Liberia. They make up
the Core Development Program team for the Episcopal Church...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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...
Monday, November 11, 2013
When Typhoon Haiyan struck, a colleague and I were packing our bags
for a visit with our partners in the Philippines. Initially, it
wasn't clear if the typhoon would set things back since...
Monday, October 28, 2013
As the one-year anniversary approaches, we are checking in with
select sites that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which
struck the Caribbean and eastern US in late October 2012.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Today is International Day of Disaster Reduction; an annual
observance by the United Nations to raise awareness of how people
take action to reduce their risk to disasters. For Episcopal Relief