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,
Sunday, April 7, 2013
On World Health Day, we check in with Kikala Isabel Tomas,
Mothers’ Union worker and Coordinator of the Anglican Diocese of
Angola’s Child Survival Program. Since 2011, Episcopal
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The highlight of my week last week – or, let’s face it, my
life so far – was on Friday, March 8, when I got to cover the NYC
launch of the “Ring the Bell” campaign for International Women’s
Friday, September 7, 2012
In recognition of International Literacy Day, learners around the
world are coming together to speak out about how literacy has
changed their lives, and – in keeping with the theme of
Friday, May 25, 2012
There’s something I’ve been mulling over since the week that our
partner from Zambia, Grace Mazala Phiri, visited our office during
her trip to New York for the United Nations Commission on the
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This has been an unusual Lent for me. Living in a new city with a
new job would be enough of a change to shake things up. But that's
not what I'm thinking of. Along with my friend Tim Schenck, I...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Today, March 8, marks the annual celebration of International
Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Empower Rural Women – End
Hunger and Poverty.” Episcopal Relief & Development has
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Last week, I had the rare treat of talking to an Episcopal Relief
& Development program partner in person. Although our
program officers often meet face-to-face with our local church
partners in the...
Saturday, March 3, 2012
On February 28, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Zambian
Anglican Council (ZAC) participated in “US African Partnerships:
Success Stories from African Rural Women,” a panel facilitated...
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Deacon Philip Dunbar teaches the adult forum each Sunday at All
Saints Episcopal Church in Enterprise, Florida. His group is a cozy
one most weeks and, they have a familiar routine – reading...
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...
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, 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
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I am currently in India exploring how gender equality takes shape
in our programs, and what we can do to ensure that we are in fact
working to reduce inequalities between men and women. One of...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It takes a combination of overnight train trips and long car rides
to reach the communities where the Diocese of Durgapur, one of our
longtime church partners in India, operates three...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Today was a good day. It was one of those days where I learned of
the profound impact of our work – it was made crystal clear through
the voices of Episcopal Relief & Development...
Monday, July 19, 2010
Adolzell (in tan dress on right) has her own field.Part 4 in a blog
series by the Rev. Joy Daley…On another day, we were driving down
the road and saw a group of about 12 women in brightly...
Saturday, June 12, 2010
In this second guest post by Episcopal Relief & Development
Volunteer Network members, Judy Quick, Coordinator for the Diocese
of Alabama, reflects on her experience at the recent annual meeting
Friday, May 7, 2010
Mothers' Union members in Zambia help launch the Episcopal Relief
& Development NetsforLife® program partnership for malaria
prevention. Photo courtesy of Harvey Wang.As Mother’s Day
approaches, I am...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Last week I returned from visiting Episcopal Relief &
Development and NetsforLife® programs in northern Ghana. Now I
remember why I do this work!In each village the elders and the
women gathered to...