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
Monday, May 11, 2015
Rogationtide is fast becoming my favorite Church season that was
once rarely talked about but now is making a come back. Maybe it’s
the renewed interest in gardening and the relationship it has...
Friday, May 1, 2015
I live in a house located about 50 yards up a slippery dirt and
limestone path, on the side of a valley that surrounds Poblacion
Tadian. The house, luckily for me, is also situated at a prime
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Imagine a classroom where there are no desks, and where students
are encouraged to write directly on the table in front of them.
Imagine a classroom where students are given the latest technology
Friday, April 3, 2015
I have to admit that writing a blog for Good Friday is a real
challenge for me. To me, Good Friday has always felt like one of
those inevitable processes that you have to get through to reach
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...
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, 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...
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
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...
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, 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...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
We love the creative ways people come together to raise awareness
around Episcopal Relief & Development. This year we’ve seen a
BBQ contest in Texas, a bike riding fundraiser in Virginia and...
Monday, July 7, 2014
By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Disasters come in
many forms. In most cases, we think of disasters in terms of
natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. The reality is
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Sean McConnell ------------------------------------- I think
more than any other, Maundy Thursday services are the ones I
remember most from my childhood. I always thought they were
Friday, April 11, 2014
By Floyd Lawlet In February, St. James High School and the
Episcopal Deanery of Besao, Philippines, hosted the 39th Convention
of the Diocese of the Philippines in an amazing display of
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
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Miguel Angel Escobar
“I feel like an idiot now…
I only sent money.” – Ricky Gervais This past May, when MTV
noted that Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry had tweeted...
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Across the Communion, Anglican women are bound together in many
ways—by our shared commitment to God’s mission, our desire for
unity in diversity and our work for the dignity of women and...