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...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This All Saints’ Day, I will remember Andrew Maxwell. I never met
him, but we talked on the phone occasionally. He was kind and
quick, enthusiastic and sly. It’s hard to explain how all that
Friday, September 20, 2013
September 21st is International Day of Peace. It's an
opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to peace in all viable
ways. A major principle surrounding this day is the idea of
Monday, June 10, 2013
I've heard "It's like drinking from a fire hose" quite a few times
since I arrived in New York, but I'm not so sure. Yes, there is a
great deal to learn about the work of Episcopal Relief...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you
may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.”
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...
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, January 11, 2013
Once in a while, I’ll get a phone call out of the blue that winds
up being a great story. I have the Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby to
thank for this one. Reverend Erin, as she is known in her parish,
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In New Mexico, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos
hosted their annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar on December
1. For the past 10 years, the church’s thrift store has been
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
Saturday, October 27, 2012
It was “In-House" this week at Episcopal Relief & Development,
which is when all of our staff, including from the Ghana regional
office and satellite locations around the US, get together at...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
High-school senior Emma Wright is a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal
Church, Arlington, and a lay leader in the Diocese of Virginia. She
is the lead youth representative for the Bishops’...
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, April 6, 2012
I started writing this blog two weeks before Good Friday. In
all honesty, during this time I have not really been
ready to contemplate Christ’s suffering on the cross and its
meaning for my life and...
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lent started for me in the small town of Bolgatanga, northern
Ghana. At the Parish Church of St. Cyprian, next door to the office
of our partner, the Anglican Diocesan Development and...