Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In my past life, I was an active theatrical director and
designer. For a few years, I taught theater at a wonderful
private school in Texas. During this time I helped to
establish a theater program...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I
visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had
flattened the country. I traveled with a dedicated slate of
Thursday, November 13, 2014
On November 8, 2013, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded
hit the central islands of the Philippines. The islands of Leyte
and Samar were hit the hardest, with more than 6,000 dead and...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s
virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing
a Hurting World. Our team has been hard at work — scouring the
Monday, November 3, 2014
Advent is a season to anticipate the coming of Christ. And what
better way to celebrate the spirit of the Christ Child, than to
love one another as Christ loved us! In my work on the Engagement
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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...
Monday, October 27, 2014
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
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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...
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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. ...
Friday, September 26, 2014
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...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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 ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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
Monday, September 8, 2014
"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
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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,...