Monday, February 27, 2012
This past week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members
have been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal
Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in
the air and the holidays are rushing toward us. And as I write,
we’re over halfway through our 2011 Matching Gift Challenge. Just
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I was standing in a field the other day in rural Honduras, chatting
with a farmer named Alexi. Another farmer and neighbor of
Alexi's passed around freshly shucked corn on the cob for us to
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Today is the feast of St Teresa of Avila. While she is a “saint’s
saint” and widely loved by all Christians, I think she holds a
particularly significant place in the hearts of Episcopalians....
Friday, May 27, 2011
Several years ago, while stocking shelves with canned goods from
our school community food drive at the Friends in Deed food pantry
in Pasadena, California, I was drawn to the table in the center...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This year, I tried to commit to two seemingly unconnected devotions
during the season of Lent. One was to be more intentional in
exercise by training specifically for a half marathon. The second
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
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This past Sunday–World Mission Sunday–I preached at Christ Church,
Alexandria, Virginia, in a pulpit at least 12 feet above the
congregation and at eye level with those in the balcony. It
is a parish...
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Note: Cynthia Coe (www.ETChristianFormation.org) worked with
Episcopal Relief & Development to develop our new children’s
curriculum. We are extremely grateful to Cynthia for her expertise
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Disclaimer: I normally do not like to ask for donations on this
blog. It was created as a forum for interaction, to hear thoughts
from people about issues related to faith-based relief...
Friday, October 15, 2010
October 15 is Blog Action Day, an annual event uniting thousands of
bloggers worldwide to post on a selected issue, with the goal of
inspiring global discussion and action. This year’s topic...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In my former life, I was a China scholar. Thus it was with
considerable interest that I picked up Deborah Brautigam’s new book
The Dragon’s Gift. When I travel in Africa for
Episcopal Relief &...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Last night as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
Summit drew to a close here in New York, I found myself attending a
gala reception in honor of the MDGs. It’s always a...
Saturday, June 12, 2010
In this second guest post by Episcopal Relief & Development
Volunteer Network members, Judy Quick, Coordinator for the Diocese
of Alabama, reflects on her experience at the recent annual meeting
Monday, December 28, 2009
As 2009 draws to a close, one can almost hear the sighs of relief.
The financial crisis has affected millions here in the U.S.
But even in the midst of it, I’m reminded of the vital support we
Monday, November 16, 2009
One of the pleasures of this work is hearing about how children are
engaging in the work of Episcopal Relief & Development.
We recently received this wonderful letter:My name is Tyler and I
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Each morning, while my daughter is still asleep in the early hours
of Anaheim’s sunshine here at the Episcopal Church’s General
Convention, I am leafing through Lifting Women’s Voices: Prayers...
Friday, February 27, 2009
I don’t know about you, but I have quite a number of “Satans” with
which I struggle. Like Saint Paul, I often find I am consumed by my
own failings or, more often, too quick to indulge in...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
At Episcopal Relief & Development we are often asked how we are
different from the many other worthy agencies fighting extreme
poverty and hunger around the world.That’s a very good question.