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...
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...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Meg Hall ------------------------ Known colloquially as simply
“Bolga,” the large town of Bolgatanga is the crafts center of
Ghana’s Upper East region. The open-air Bolgatanga Market, open
Thursday, May 22, 2014
By Kellie McDaniel ------------------------------ This is the
second half of our Microfinance Workshop blog. The first
blog by Episcopal Service Corps Intern Angela Kim describes
the experience of...
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, September 1, 2013
The content and photos in this story have been provided by staff
from the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical
Churches (FMEEC) and the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Middle
East Partnership Officer for...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
In the next week, two emerging leaders will embark on Episcopal
Relief & Development’s pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa. One will
bring with her a passion for civic engagement and education seeking
Saturday, April 20, 2013
In this blog Katie Mears, Director of our US Disaster Preparedness
and Response Program, reiterates the importance of disaster
preparedness and shares some tips on how to create your...
Friday, November 16, 2012
In mid-October, I traveled with Katie Mears, our Program Manager
for US Disaster Preparedness and Response, to the town of West
Pittston, Pennsylvania. West Pittston had suffered severe
Monday, July 30, 2012
The story at the 2012 International AIDS Conference has been the
sense that the tide is turning. It is unprecedented that so many
speakers and activists are boldly saying “We can end AIDS.” Just...
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...
Friday, March 9, 2012
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending a function
where Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), outlined key points for USAID’s
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
In a great land, prior to an extended clergy retreat, a diocesan
disaster manager called together her three regional coordinators
and imparted to them her wisdom. She entrusted the three of
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
They spoke of losing family members during the long civil war. They
shared their experiences of surviving the 2004 tsunami. They
articulated their responses to the recent severe flooding. But most
Friday, September 9, 2011
This guest post by Anne Ditzler, Senior Program Director at the
Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), is reposted with permission from
the ECF Vital Practices blog.Two nights ago I arrived home to...
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...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
One of the new Phase III earthquake recovery initiatives of
Episcopal Relief & Development's partner, Centre Diocésain de
Développement Intégré et de Secours (CEDDISEC, the relief and
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
“Look!” said Susana* as she danced for us, feet and hips moving
vigorously under the multicolored wrap around her waist, a huge
smile illuminating her face. My colleague Maria and I stood
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Immediately upon arrival at the office of the Diocese of Durgapur,
one of our partners in India, I was informed that the proposed
itinerary to visit our project areas would have to be shuffled....