Monday, November 11, 2013
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...
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
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Greetings from Bolgatanga! I am here in northern
Ghana visiting the programs of our local partner, ADDRO (the
Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), in the
Anglican Diocese of Tamale....
Monday, November 12, 2012
November 12 is World Pneumonia Day, established in 2009 to raise
global awareness and advocacy around a disease that is the leading
killer of children under age five worldwide. The event is led by
Thursday, August 16, 2012
In Part 2, Emma Wright shares more about the Episcopal Diocese of
Virginia trip to Tanzania. The team visited the Episcopal Relief
& Development NetsforLife® program partnership, which is
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
My name is Benjamin Wright, and I am a firm believer that anyone
and everyone can and should make a positive difference in the
world. Regrettably, in our society today, teenagers are not pushed
Friday, June 22, 2012
MORO, Kenya – On a recent visit to this community in western Kenya,
near the shores of Lake Victoria, I found inspiration in an
integrated approach to the area’s numerous development
Thursday, June 7, 2012
“I am proud of what I’ve been able to do and who I’ve
- Nabintu, age 80, Bukavu, DRC A quick
web search of the keywords “women” and “DRC” will...
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...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Last week, I had the rare treat of talking to an Episcopal Relief
& Development program partner in person. Although our
program officers often meet face-to-face with our local church
partners in the...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Going through old emails allows for some very fascinating
discoveries many months later about the things you don’t yet want
to delete. Boy, am I glad I saved this one! Below are
the actual lyrics...
Friday, September 30, 2011
Growing up, I remember watching the late, late movie … “Attack of
the Killer Something-or-Other” … when out of nowhere, one of those
“please save this child!” commercials would come on the screen...
Saturday, April 16, 2011
As Program Support and Logistics Officer for NetsforLife®,
Episcopal Relief & Development's malaria prevention
partnership, I work closely with Dr. Stephen Dzisi, our Technical
Director, to respond to...
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Today's verse in the Episcopal Relief & Development Lenten
Meditations booklet comes from St. Paul's letter to the Romans. "I
do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but
Friday, January 14, 2011
January 12, 2011 On the road placed just south of the capital, the
intersection is deserted. Everyone has retreated into gathering
places. The tents are set up in the compound of the church, not...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The country woke up this morning with empty streets; all businesses
are closed just as if the government had declared a national
curfew. Every single Haitian had something to tell or a story to
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I’ve had the fortune of interacting with donors to Episcopal Relief
& Development for almost a decade now. We’re
partners. The donors and us. I’ve always believed
that. We save lives and rebuild...
Friday, January 15, 2010
Somehow, I went to bed on Tuesday night in denial. By
Wednesday morning that was over. I had that awful feeling in
the pit of my stomach. It was the same feeling I had after
the tsunami and the...
Monday, December 15, 2008
In addition to distributing malaria nets and training people to
work in communities with their friends, colleagues and neighbors in
preventing malaria, NetsforLife® has achieved remarkable success...