Thursday, May 14, 2015
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
Monday, May 11, 2015
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...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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
Friday, May 1, 2015
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
Friday, April 24, 2015
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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
Friday, April 3, 2015
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
Monday, March 9, 2015
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
Friday, February 13, 2015
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
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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,...
Monday, January 12, 2015
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...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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...
Friday, December 5, 2014
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
Monday, December 1, 2014
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...
Monday, November 24, 2014
My family tradition for Thanksgiving was, like many others, built
around a spectacular communal meal. At least 15 members of my
extended family would gather around the oval oak dining room table