A Blessed Christmas

  The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,     on them light has shined.                                       —Isaiah 9:2 By Abagail...
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Even Stronger Next Time- Comprehensive programing in the Philippines builds resilience for the future

By Sara Delaney We landed in Tacloban early on a Thursday morning, setting down on an airfield full of military planes and white UN tents. On the half-hour drive from the airport to where we would...
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Donkeys – A Labor-Saving Strategy Then and Now

We all know that Mary rode a donkey as she and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem [1]. And all women who have given birth can truly appreciate the value of that donkey, given the 80-mile...
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A Young Doctor and Her Small Team Are Making Things Better in El Salvador

Recently, I became involved in a lengthy discussion of health care. But it had nothing to do with the current back-and-forth in this country.  Our guest was Dr. Daniella Flamenco, a soft-spoken 36...
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CHILDREN THRIVING IN RURAL ZAMBIA

  She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’                                                                                                                    ...
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The Advent Paradox

For those of us from liturgical traditions, time is a sacred thing. It is Advent, more than any other season that drives this home for us. It is our New Year in church time. We mark each day...
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World Aids Day 2013: Striving for an Aids-Free Generation

Today is the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Today, we have the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our support to people living with HIV, and to commemorate the 35 million...
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Thanksgiving: Silent Conversations from the Heart

H.B. has been a regular donor to Episcopal Relief & Development for some time. His donations have come via checks written by a Correctional Facility in another state. In recent years, he became aware...
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Gay Clark Jennings on #WeWillSpeakOut

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...
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Proven Success Earns NetsforLife® Key Spot at Roundtable Discussion in Kenya

Today I am in Nairobi, where Episcopal Relief & Development and NetsforLife® are co-sponsoring GBCHealth’s Business Engagement Roundtable on Malaria in Kenya. This is an opportunity to communicate the...
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Taking the Long View on Disaster Recovery

When Typhoon Haiyan struck, a colleague and I were packing our bags for a visit with our partners in the Philippines. Initially, it wasn't clear if the typhoon would set things back since...
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Andrew Maxwell, One of the Saints of God

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 comes...
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The Power of Neighbors: Lessons from Ghana

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. ---------------- On...
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Episcopal Service Corps and Episcopal Relief & Development Partner for Disaster Recovery in Staten Island

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. -------------------...
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'This is a gift’

"This is a gift." That is what the 27-year-old Omar Isaias Lazo said to me in late August about the agriculture and environmental exchange program run by our partner, the Council of...
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Partners Help Reduce Risk Through Disaster Preparedness Program

Today is International Day of Disaster Reduction; an annual observance by the United Nations to raise awareness of how people take action to reduce their risk to disasters. For Episcopal Relief &...
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PLANTAIN COOPERATIVE EXPANDS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

The following blog was originally posted on the CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua) website.  ----------------- Last week farmers in Nueva Guinea signed an agreement with the...
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St. Francis Day- Giving A Gift for Life

On Friday, October 4th, a very peculiar saint will be honored throughout the Christian world. Although he was from a wealthy family, he chose to live in poverty. He preached to a Sultan in Egypt, a...
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Planting Trees for Peace

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 peacebuilding....
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As Conflict Escalates in Syria, Humanitarian Aid Continues

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...
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