La Dia de los Muertos: Leave a Legacy

Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos. Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has...
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Combatting Ebola Requires Informed Dialogue

Last month Program Officer Abiy Seifu zoomed in on the Ebola crisis by sharing a story about how our program partners are responding to the outbreak on the ground. This month we zoom out as we learn...
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Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding and Recovery

When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn.  Encouraged by our US Disaster Program staff and having gone through Hurricane...
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Holy Water: Constructing a Rain-Water Reservoir

In the area where I live in Sri Lanka, we are currently experiencing an extended water cut, a result of inadequate maintenance of public infrastructure.  The last water-cut we experienced in...
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Third Time's the Charm?

World Food Day is October 16, 2014. The goal throughout the year is to raise awareness of the challenges facing family farming - which is the largest employer in the world. In this blog, Sara...
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Global Church Partners Complete Disaster Toolkit

What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world.  In Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen to...
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A Reason to Go Out

Day of the Girl is on October 11th, a great time to remember the importance of empowering girls and women. In this story we learn that sometimes the simplest things can help. ...
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St. Francis' Day: Animals as Blessings

On St. Francis’ Day, many Episcopal churches open their doors to animals of every kind. Fuzzy, furry, feathered and scaled. Slimy, soft, cuddly and jumpy; people and their animal companions come...
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Responding to the Ebola Crisis: A Collective Effort

On a cloudy day in September, Agnes, Boima, Siah, Weedor and Harry gather at the Bong County Health Office in Liberia. They make up the Core Development Program team for the Episcopal Church...
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Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods in Mozambique

In this captivating video, we can see how Asset-Based Community Development is used to empower remote communities in Mozambique. One example of the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development ...
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Microfinance Program Empowers Women to Create Their Own Sustainable Income

In this week’s featured story, you will learn about one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. The program provides micro-credit loans to...
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Drawing Strength and Vision from the One Who Came to Serve

One of the most significant events during my years as Presiding Bishop was the transformation of The Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief into Episcopal Relief & Development. The change in title...
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Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

"Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental...
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Relationships Matter in Disaster Recovery

Recently, I travelled to Central Washington State with Dave Baylor and the Rev. Patty Baker. Dave and Patty are co-Diocesan Disaster Coordinators for the Diocese of Olympia, and Dave is a fellow...
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A Lifetime's Dedication - The Reverend Alden Besse

The room at the top of the stairs is a shared home office. The Reverend Alden Besse is on the left, his wife Barbara on the right. Hers has a computer and file cabinets. She’s the organized one,...
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Prayer and Perseverance

Lately, it’s been hard to watch the news. We are bombarded with images of devastation — people affected by an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the plight of Syrian refugees and internally...
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#EYE14 - Already Healing a Hurting World

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 Tuesday, August 12th is International Youth Day. In celebration...
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Giving in the Midst of Gratitude

We love the creative ways people come together to raise awareness around Episcopal Relief & Development. This year we’ve seen a BBQ contest in Texas, a bike riding fundraiser in Virginia and...
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Unselfish Giving

In this story we see how friendships are built and how giving connects people in profound ways – from donor, to staff to participants ­– it takes all hands.  #AllHands75 ------------------ I remember...
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Creating Opportunities in Rural Ghana

By Meg Hall ------------------------ Known colloquially as simply “Bolga,” the large town of Bolgatanga is the crafts center of Ghana’s Upper East region. The open-air Bolgatanga Market, open every...
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