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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Proven Success Earns NetsforLife® Key Spot at Roundtable Discussion in Kenya

Today I am in Nairobi, where Episcopal Relief & Development and NetsforLife® are co-sponsoring GBCHealth’s Business Engagement Roundtable on Malaria in Kenya. This is an opportunity to communicate the...
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Two Emerging Leaders Embark on Episcopal Relief & Development’s Pilgrimage to Ghana

In the next week, two emerging leaders will embark on Episcopal Relief & Development’s pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa. One will bring with her a passion for civic engagement and education seeking to...
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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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Moving Whole Communities from Sickness to Strength

  “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.”                                                                                ...
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On World Health Day We Check In With The Child Survival Program in Angola

  On World Health Day, we check in with Kikala Isabel Tomas, Mothers’ Union worker and Coordinator of the Anglican Diocese of Angola’s Child Survival Program.  Since 2011, Episcopal Relief &...
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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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Building Trust to Save Lives

It was “In-House" this week at Episcopal Relief & Development, which is when all of our staff, including from the Ghana regional office and satellite locations around the US, get together at...
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“An Honor, a Privilege and a Choice”

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago worked with Episcopal Relief & Development to pilot a diocesan team to run the Chicago Half Marathon with the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund as an official charity...
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NetsForLife®—Changing Lives Here and Abroad, Part 1

High-school senior Emma Wright is a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, and a lay leader in the Diocese of Virginia. She is the lead youth representative for the Bishops’...
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Turning the Tide in Namibia

Last week, people from around the world converged in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 19th International AIDS Conference. Through this year’s theme, “Turning the Tide Together,”...
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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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Called to "Shine a Light on Malaria"

This post originally ran on the ONE Campaign blog as part of a series on faith and the fight against malaria. For World Malaria Day, Episcopal Relief & Development is joining ONE to encourage our...
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World Malaria Day 2012: A Day That Will Live In Infamy!

I hear World Malaria Day is coming — a day to raise awareness of the preventable and treatable nature of this disease, and to mobilize communities to fight against it. That’s a real concern for a lady...
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Transforming Community

When I was young, I never envisioned myself leading campaigns of any shade, whether political, issue based, or fundraising focused.  I was sure I’d be an architect and later a social worker.  Of...
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Buying Nets, Netting Lives

When we first discussed the idea of a diocese-wide NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund effort in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in the summer of 2010, there were many unknowns. There was never...
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Lent 2012: Dust and Hope

Lent started for me in the small town of Bolgatanga, northern Ghana. At the Parish Church of St. Cyprian, next door to the office of our partner, the Anglican Diocesan Development and...
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In Defense of Rita Mosquito

Hello friends! My name is Rita Mosquito.  Though I may appear small and dainty…I am very dangerous. I don’t mean to be bad or to harm anyone.  I just have some…baggage. You see, I have been around. ...
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Video: Grace from Zambia Talks about Women's Literacy and Empowerment

Last week, I had the rare treat of talking to an Episcopal Relief & Development program partner in person.  Although our program officers often meet face-to-face with our local church partners in the...
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