Searching for a Metaphor

I've heard "It's like drinking from a fire hose" quite a few times since I arrived in New York, but I'm not so sure. Yes, there is a great deal to learn about the work of Episcopal Relief...
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New Garden Tools for Abundant Life…and For Healing a Hurting World

By Cynthia Coe It’s spring planting time! This is the time of year we plant the tiny seeds we hope will sprout and grow into tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and many other vegetables we will enjoy later...
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New Garden Tools for Abundant Life…and For Healing a Hurting World

  By Cynthia Coe It’s spring planting time! This is the time of year we plant the tiny seeds we hope will sprout and grow into tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and many other vegetables we will enjoy later...
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Good Friday - Season of Transformation

As we recount the passion and suffering of our savior Jesus Christ, Good Friday offers us the opportunity to re-affirm our faith. Throughout the season a series of events with spiritual exercises is...
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One Million Men, One Million Promises

  The highlight of my week last week – or, let’s face it, my life so far – was on Friday, March 8, when I got to cover the NYC launch of the “Ring the Bell” campaign for International Women’s Day. Our...
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A Harvest of the Arts, for Haiti

Once in a while, I’ll get a phone call out of the blue that winds up being a great story.  I have the Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby to thank for this one. Reverend Erin, as she is known in her parish, was a...
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Best Wishes for a Bright and Beautiful New Year

Throughout December, I can be found walking through my neighborhood to observe the Christmas lights.  I live in New Jersey, so trust me when I say that this is time well spent.  The displays are...
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Double Your Impact: Help Communities Thrive

It’s been another ‘all hands on deck’ kind of year.  I’m deeply grateful to our Church partners at home and abroad.  They have worked closely with our staff and alongside members of their communities...
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One of a Kind

I am in Myanmar this week on what is my twelfth visit to the country.  And each of my dozen trips has been unique.  Despite what seems to be a visit to an animal husbandry project and a micro-finance...
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World AIDS Day 2012: Esperança ’s Esperança

World AIDS Day on December 1st brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. Between 2011-2015,...
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Post-Sandy Thanksgivings

Episcopal Relief & Development has been working with Church partners in the Caribbean and along the US East Coast to mobilize local resources and provide immediate relief to those most impacted by...
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Fighting Pneumonia, the Preventable Killer

November 12 is World Pneumonia Day, established in 2009 to raise global awareness and advocacy around a disease that is the leading killer of children under age five worldwide. The event is led by the...
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Solomon Islands Residents See “The Power of We”

October 15 is Blog Action Day, and this year’s theme is “The Power of We.” I can’t think of a better example of the power of collective spirit than an agricultural initiative in the Solomon Islands. ...
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An International Alliance with a Local Focus

Last week, the streets around our office were buzzing with all of the action from the 2012 United Nations General Assembly. Walking outside, you could run into anyone from the President of Haiti to...
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Rice, Rain and Renewal

I ate rice every day during my recent 10-day visit to the Philippines. Most days, I ate it two or three times. So when I think about my trip, rice is one of the first things that comes to mind. But...
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International Literacy Day – September 8

In recognition of International Literacy Day, learners around the world are coming together to speak out about how literacy has changed their lives, and – in keeping with the theme of International...
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Seeing the Link Between Health and Poverty in Kenya, Part 2

Anglican Development Services (ADS-Nyanza), an Episcopal Relief & Development church partner, began working in Moro, Kenya, in 2008. Since that time, the number of local HIV/AIDS support groups has...
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Seeing the Link Between Health and Poverty in Kenya, Part 1

MORO, Kenya – On a recent visit to this community in western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria, I found inspiration in an integrated approach to the area’s numerous development challenges. ...
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Making Development Issues Universal

There’s something I’ve been mulling over since the week that our partner from Zambia, Grace Mazala Phiri, visited our office during her trip to New York for the United Nations Commission on the Status...
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Partners in Response Visit Southern Indiana

At the invitation of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, we visited the area affected by the March 2, 2012 tornados, rated EF-4 (second most destructive). This storm left a swath of death...
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