Louisville Church Joins with Sudanese Congregation to Care for Displaced

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 that...
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Celebrating Independence and Praying For Peace

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- This July 4, we celebrated the 238th anniversary of our country’s declaration of independence. As I left the house yesterday morning, our family was...
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Texan Barbecue Feast Nourishes Communities Worldwide

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Being from Texas, I understand the inexplicable draw of slow cooked brisket over smoky wood and the hot, tangy bite of a well-prepared rib.  Whether a...
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Disaster Risk Reduction Also Heals

By Nagulan Nesiah ----------------------------- A few weeks ago, we shared a story on a group of elderly folks in rural China who are making a difference in their community by cleaning up their...
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Celebrating our Shared History

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- Do you know.... about Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church? Do you know....that they assist...
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Happy "Papa's" Day!

By Rob Radtke ------------------------------------- Just a few weeks ago, I attended my daughter’s high school graduation, a milestone that caused me to reflect on being a father.  My wife and I are...
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Zadock and Luke: A Passion for Fatherhood

By Mike Smith ---------------------------------- I visited two dads in Kenya recently. In fact, I stayed overnight in their homes. Both men and their families participate in programs managed by...
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Age is Nothing But a Number

By Nagulan Nesiah. ----------------------------------------- In partnership with the Amity Foundation, Episcopal Relief & Development began a program in China to combat pollution and improve health in...
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Academic Partnerships Equip Communities for a Brighter Future

By Angela Siele ---------------------------------------- This blog was written by Angela Siele, a student at Cornell University, who shares her experience of working in Burundi with Episcopal Relief &...
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To and Within - Savings with Education

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...
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The Dedicated Few

By Nagulan Nesiah. ----------------------------------------- The news from South Sudan continues to be troubling. But it's not news I see on our nightly broadcasts or read about in the...
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Silver or Gold, I Have None

By Angela Kim. ----------------------------- But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” - Acts 3:6 Acts 3:6 is...
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Mothers and Children - The Same Story All Over the World

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- When my husband and I bought our home, our children were very small.  We had a three year old and an infant, and their health and safety were...
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Change in the Pockets – Passion Fruit in Kenya

By Sara Delaney -------------------------------- I’ve wondered before if passion fruit really deserved such an emotion-filled name, but after visiting farmers in Nyanza, Kenya, and seeing...
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World Malaria Day 2014: A Face of Courage and Hope

By Mike Smith ------------------------ Tiny shafts of sunlight dot the mud walls of Margaret Atieno Juma’s small bedroom—just enough to illuminate the mosquito net that was hung there a year ago....
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Easter Sunday: The Inclusive Body of Christ

By Robert W. Radtke This reflection for Easter Sunday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the Anglican Communion were...
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Good Friday - Give Ourselves in Love

By Gay Clark Jennings ---------------------------------     It is Good Friday. A somber and painful day.  A day of betrayal and suffering. Jesus stands accused and convicted. His friends have deserted...
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Maundy Thursday: The Last Shall be First

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 peculiar and...
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From Receivers to Givers

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 hospitality, a...
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Want to Get a Kid's Attention? Talk about poo!

By Sean McConnell ---------------- Recently, my colleague Katie Mears and I were invited to make a presentation to the Gooden School, an Episcopal school in Sierra Madre, California. Gooden is a K-8...
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