What Makes You Feel Independent?

I traveled to Ghana earlier this month with some clear expectations. I hadn’t been to visit our program there since last May, when we were just kicking off our Grand Challenges Explorations Grant...
Read More

Episcopal Asset Map: Aerial Tours of The Episcopal Church -- Sign Up Now!

My name is Ethan Lowery and I have a confession. I am an extrovert.  And a church nerd. So imagine how exciting it is for me to take folks on an aerial tour of The Episcopal Church across the 50...
Read More

A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

One of the most important ways of engaging with our work around the world, and especially during the 75th Anniversary Celebration, is by lifting up prayers for the communities in which we work....
Read More

Japan Earthquake Anniversary: Three Little Owls

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 11,...
Read More

Inspiring Women to Invest in Their Futures Through Financial Planning

To restore community vitality and renew self-confidence, small groups of people in villages throughout Guatemala are working together to make a difference. The first step: Empowering women to start...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More