Carry the Water: You Send the Springs into the Valleys

  During Lent we will periodically highlight passages from the 2015 Lenten Meditation booklet. This one is from Sara Delaney, a Program Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development.  Read the Spanish...
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Inspired to Act - Tanner Tennyson

Tanner Tennyson grew up in a small town on the peninsula, across the water from Seattle, Washington. He’s always had a heart for kids and people he could sense were hurting inside. At birth...
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Ash Wednesday: One Body in Christ

During Lent we will periodically highlight passages from the 2015 Lenten Meditation booklet. This first one is from President Rob Radtke. Enjoy! Few passages from scripture describe better the ethos...
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Sharing the Legacy: Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

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 saw...
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Super Bowl Scrooges Unite to Make a Difference

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 the...
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Emerging Seminarian Leaders Prepare for Their Pilgrimage to Ghana with Episcopal Relief & Development

In the next few weeks, two emerging seminary leaders will join others, including the Presiding Bishop, on Episcopal Relief & Development’s pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa. Charles Bauer and Lisa Jacoby...
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Trending Now - The New Way to Grow Vegetables!

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...
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Academic Partnership In Burundi: Sharing Strengths

Last May, we shared a blog by Angela Siele, the first student to participate in our agriculture program in Burundi as part of our exciting new partnership with Cornell University. This blog is a new...
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The Art of Patience – From the Garden to the Subway Platform

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 wrapped up...
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All of This is in the Reach of our Hands

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,...
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Haiti 2015 : Remembrance, Reflection and a Hopeful Look to the Future

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...
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1998 Ice Storm: Suddenly We Were the Community in Need

As we celebrate 75 years of Healing a Hurting World we're looking back on historical events including the severe ice storm that struck Maine in 1998. It was situations like this that led to...
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Reflections for the New Year: Real People. Real Hope. Real Life.

When Bishop Bainbridge called me eight years ago and asked me to consider joining the board of Episcopal Relief & Development, I could not have been more pleased. When any of us signs on as a...
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Joy to the World. The Lord is Come!

Did you ever think about why this classic hymn uses “Joy is Come!” Rather than Joy has come?”  It isn’t just poetry. The old-time hymn writers are actually pointing to something deep within...
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This Little Light of Mine

This week's story comes from guest blogger Rachel Quednau. She's participating in the 'Share Your Story' aspect of the 75th Anniversary Celebration. We're excited to have her contribution and invite...
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Mozambique Partnership Combats Malaria, Responds to Intense Flooding

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...
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Uniting in Florida to Support Small Farmers

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...
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Advent: Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons

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 we...
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World AIDS Day: Fighting Stigma and Illness in Honduras

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...
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Celebrating and Sharing Abundance at Thanksgiving Tables and Worldwide!

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 with...
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