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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Multiple Strategies: World Water Day 2014

[View the story "Different Communities, Different Sources of Water" on Storify]   ------------------------------   For more information: Episcopal Relief & Development's Clean Water Program
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The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

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 this,...
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Holistic Response: Prayer, Thought, and Generosity

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...
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Alice, a Beacon of Hope

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Karimah Shabazz, a recipient of the ...
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How Will I Live and Love Differently This Lent?

  By The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori This reflection for Ash Wednesday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the...
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On Lent and Love

By Angela Kim ----------------------------------- Growing up with a Christian background, surrounded by Christians my entire life, there are many traditions that have become just another routine...
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'I will, with God's Help'

By Chad Brinkman As I think on the coming season of Lent, I reflect on the Baptismal Covenant, the promises made in the presence of God as to how we are called to live out our faith. In the...
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Brick by Brick

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Mary Stuart Smart, a recipient of the...
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