Friday, July 18, 2014
By Mike Smith ---------------------------- The Reverend Deacon Gail
Ganter-Toback gives away a lot of what she has. “I don’t need
twenty sweaters,” she told me recently at lunch in midtown
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
By Nagulan Nesiah. ----------------------------------------- In
partnership with the Amity Foundation, Episcopal Relief &
Development began a program in China to combat pollution and
improve health in...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
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...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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...
Saturday, December 21, 2013
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...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
We all know that Mary rode a donkey as she and Joseph traveled from
Nazareth to Bethlehem . And all women who have given
birth can truly appreciate the value of that donkey, given the
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