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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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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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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Mothers and Children - The Same Story All Over the World

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- When my husband and I bought our home, our children were very small.  We had a three year old and an infant, and their health and safety were...
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Change in the Pockets – Passion Fruit in Kenya

By Sara Delaney -------------------------------- I’ve wondered before if passion fruit really deserved such an emotion-filled name, but after visiting farmers in Nyanza, Kenya, and seeing...
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World Malaria Day 2014: A Face of Courage and Hope

By Mike Smith ------------------------ Tiny shafts of sunlight dot the mud walls of Margaret Atieno Juma’s small bedroom—just enough to illuminate the mosquito net that was hung there a year ago....
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The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

By Vanessa Pizer Well-meaning people and communities of all faiths have in the past colluded in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), whether through silence, denial or negligence. Despite this,...
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Alice, a Beacon of Hope

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Karimah Shabazz, a recipient of the ...
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Brick by Brick

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Mary Stuart Smart, a recipient of the...
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Philippines Giving - From Near and Far

  When I got on the plane in New York for Manila a few weeks ago, I had in the back of my mind the generosity of the many, many people across the country who had donated to our Philippines recovery...
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