Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members are
on an Episcopal Relief & Development study tour in Ghana, West
Africa, to visit the agency’s field partners and programs. Some...
Friday, December 23, 2011
As we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the season of Christmas, I am reminded of all the blessings of
this life. In particular, those I have connected with over the...
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
Friday, September 30, 2011
The integrated nature of Episcopal Relief & Development
programs, and the agency’s connection to a network of churches
within the Anglican and Episcopal faith, uniquely position us to be
an agent of...
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...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
At The Chapel of the Cross, our Children and Family Ministry
Committee had already started planning a different Vacation Church
School (VCS) when we heard about the soon-to-be-released Abundant
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has been challenged to
raise $120,000 for the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund by its next
convention in October 2011. This diocese has approximately...
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...
Friday, April 8, 2011
As the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for NetsforLife®,
Episcopal Relief & Development’s program partnership for
malaria prevention, I have a dual function. It is my duty to build
Thursday, December 30, 2010
It’s quiet in the offices of Episcopal Relief & Development
these days. Many of the staff are taking a well-deserved
break during the holidays, and those of us in the office are
enjoying a much less...
Friday, December 17, 2010
I know I’m not the only one: Photos, notes, and objects
held up by pushpins surround my desk. They remind me of
people, events and things in my life that ground me and get me
through the day. A...
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...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
In the middle of saying Morning Prayer last week, I was confronted
with a simple realization: I am called to be a healer.
No, not one of those faith healers you see on television or
parodied in a...
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...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
BCC, OVC, GAD, PMTCT*… what do these mean?! In the field of
international development we have so many acronyms that your head
can spin just trying to remember them all! BCC — behavior...
Friday, July 16, 2010
Malaria nets have lowered infant mortality in GhanaThe Rev. Joy
Daley on malaria prevention efforts in Ghana… Many of us have
been supporters of Episcopal Relief & Development for years. I
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Community members in Kenya receive nets during a Malaria Day
commemoration. Photo courtesy of Harvey WangMy colleague Shaun
Walsh is Executive Director of the Episcopal Relief &
Friday, May 7, 2010
Mothers' Union members in Zambia help launch the Episcopal Relief
& Development NetsforLife® program partnership for malaria
prevention. Photo courtesy of Harvey Wang.As Mother’s Day
approaches, I am...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Episcopal Relief & Development recently led a study mission to
Zambia, southern Africa. I’ve asked Diane Posnak, one of the
participants, to share some of the experiences our group had while
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Last month when I was in northern Ghana, I visited about six
different villages to assess our programs and to learn about some
of the challenges facing the communities where Episcopal Relief