Innovative Savings Groups Support Small Businesses in Angola

A movement is afoot in Angola that is empowering women and families to improve their lives and it involves an innovative community-based Savings with Education program. Using an integrated approach,  ...
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Episcopal Relief & Development Fair Trade Project Begins

Farmer and author Wendell Berry is known to have said, “Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately, when I consider my...
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Rogation Days: Holy Neighborliness

Rogationtide is fast becoming my favorite Church season that was once rarely talked about but now is making a come back. Maybe it’s the renewed interest in gardening and the relationship it has...
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Mother's Day: Hopes and Dreams

Being in New York, I live some 2,500 miles away from my mom.  She is in Seattle embracing an active retirement with my dad and creating a wonderful second ‘career’ that involves living out a long time...
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The Hitel Family: No Strings Attached

Each day, Jamie and Sarah Hitel are surrounded by children: three of their own and dozens of others. She’s a teacher and he’s the music director at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT. Maybe it’s all those...
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Decades of Grassroots Learning Equips E-CARE to Help Transform Region

I live in a house located about 50 yards up a slippery dirt and limestone path, on the side of a valley that surrounds Poblacion Tadian. The house, luckily for me, is also situated at a prime vantage...
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World Malaria Day: Invest in the Future

The World Health Organization reports that “we are winning the fight against malaria,” but warns there is the risk of resurgence if we don’t take care to sustain the gains made so far against...
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Green Hills School and NetsforLife®: Changing the World Through Innovation

Imagine a classroom where there are no desks, and where students are encouraged to write directly on the table in front of them. Imagine a classroom where students are given the latest technology to...
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Learning to Live in Hope of Resurrection

I have to admit that writing a blog for Good Friday is a real challenge for me. To me, Good Friday has always felt like one of those inevitable processes that you have to get through to reach the...
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Japan Earthquake Anniversary: Three Little Owls

Once upon a time, three little owls sat at my desk. The story of where they came from has a sad beginning, but a joyful end. In the beginning is the triple disaster that hit eastern Japan on March 11,...
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Sharing the Legacy: Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

Lord, when was it that  We saw you hungry and gave you food? We saw you thirsty and gave you something to drink? We saw you a stranger and welcomed you? We saw you sick and took care of you? We saw...
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Super Bowl Scrooges Unite to Make a Difference

Throughout the year people come up with creative ways to raise money for Episcopal Relief & Development. One popular and fun way has been during major sporting events like the World Series or the...
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Trending Now - The New Way to Grow Vegetables!

I’m often out of touch with current fads or trends, especially here in the United States, since I spend close to half my time traveling around to see our programs. I have now lost count of the number...
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The Art of Patience – From the Garden to the Subway Platform

Last week while impatiently waiting for the train to arrive in New York, I made myself think back to a conversation I had just recently had with two farmers in rural Nicaragua. We had just wrapped up...
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All of This is in the Reach of our Hands

Over a hot, humid, rainy week in Nicaragua recently, I spent some time with our partner there, the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD). This was my third visit to see their work,...
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Haiti 2015 : Remembrance, Reflection and a Hopeful Look to the Future

There is a Haitian proverb that says, ‘Se lè ou nan malè ou konnen si ou gen bon zanmi’ which translates to ‘It is in difficult times that you know who your good friends are.’ This proverb...
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Mozambique Partnership Combats Malaria, Responds to Intense Flooding

With picture postcard landscapes, rich agricultural possibilities, and a people committed to a sustainable future, Mozambique is a place of great beauty and potential. But intense seasonal...
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Uniting in Florida to Support Small Farmers

One of the greatest advantages of having diverse international partnerships is being a nexus for the flow of critical information and best practices. Like a gardener selecting seeds based on...
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Advent: Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons

I don’t have too many memories of Advent from my childhood (the sense of waiting and preparation that I recall as a child came from the more secular concerns about new toys and a holiday meal!) but we...
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World AIDS Day: Fighting Stigma and Illness in Honduras

By Faith Rowold and Ximena Diego. ------------------------------ Today's feature story explores the vital work of our partner Siempre Unidos. It started with an Episcopal priest in Honduras...
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