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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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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#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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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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Tackling Gender-Based Violence through Education and Action

Earlier this year, during the 2014 UN Commission on the Status of Women events in March, I had the privilege of talking with Sandra Andrade, the Coordinator of SADD (Serviçio Anglicano de Diaconio...
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The Reverend Gail Ganter-Toback - A Lasting Legacy

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 Manhattan....
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Getting Ready for the Donkeys

By Sara Delaney -------------------------- During a recent visit up in Northern Ghana, I had the opportunity to sit down under nice shady tree and chat with Alan-eta Atubiga, one of the 100 women...
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Guatemalan Youth Make a Difference through Reforestation Program

By Meg Hall -------------------------- This week our team is attending the Episcopal Youth Event 2014, or EYE14. For the uninitiated, EYE14 is a gathering of Episcopal youth to discuss the social...
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Celebrating Independence and Praying For Peace

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- This July 4, we celebrated the 238th anniversary of our country’s declaration of independence. As I left the house yesterday morning, our family was...
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Louisville Church Joins with Sudanese Congregation to Care for Displaced

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Disasters come in many forms. In most cases, we think of disasters in terms of natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. The reality is that...
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Texan Barbecue Feast Nourishes Communities Worldwide

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Being from Texas, I understand the inexplicable draw of slow cooked brisket over smoky wood and the hot, tangy bite of a well-prepared rib.  Whether a...
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Disaster Risk Reduction Also Heals

By Nagulan Nesiah ----------------------------- A few weeks ago, we shared a story on a group of elderly folks in rural China who are making a difference in their community by cleaning up their...
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Celebrating our Shared History

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- Do you know.... about Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church? Do you know....that they assist...
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Happy "Papa's" Day!

By Rob Radtke ------------------------------------- Just a few weeks ago, I attended my daughter’s high school graduation, a milestone that caused me to reflect on being a father.  My wife and I are...
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Zadock and Luke: A Passion for Fatherhood

By Mike Smith ---------------------------------- I visited two dads in Kenya recently. In fact, I stayed overnight in their homes. Both men and their families participate in programs managed by...
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Age is Nothing But a Number

By Nagulan Nesiah. ----------------------------------------- In partnership with the Amity Foundation, Episcopal Relief & Development began a program in China to combat pollution and improve health in...
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To and Within - Savings with Education

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...
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The Dedicated Few

By Nagulan Nesiah. ----------------------------------------- The news from South Sudan continues to be troubling. But it's not news I see on our nightly broadcasts or read about in the...
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Silver or Gold, I Have None

By Angela Kim. ----------------------------- But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” - Acts 3:6 Acts 3:6 is...
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