Easter Sunday: The Inclusive Body of Christ

By Robert W. Radtke This reflection for Easter Sunday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the Anglican Communion were...
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Good Friday - Give Ourselves in Love

By Gay Clark Jennings --------------------------------- It is Good Friday. A somber and painful day.  A day of betrayal and suffering. Jesus stands accused and convicted. His friends have deserted...
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Maundy Thursday: The Last Shall be First

By Sean McConnell I think more than any other, Maundy Thursday services are the ones I remember most from my childhood. I always thought they were peculiar and mysterious. Since I’m a PK...
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From Receivers to Givers

By Floyd Lawlet In February, St. James High School and the Episcopal Deanery of Besao, Philippines, hosted the 39th Convention of the Diocese of the Philippines in an amazing display of hospitality, a...
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Healing a Hurting World, Literally!

By Nagulan Nesiah Beti Marandi and Mehdi Hansda are two ordinary housewives from a small village in India, who are doing extraordinary things for their community. These women, along with 30 others,...
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Want to Get a Kid's Attention? Talk about poo!

By Sean McConnell ---------------- Recently, my colleague Katie Mears and I were invited to make a presentation to the Gooden School, an Episcopal school in Sierra Madre, California. Gooden is a K-8...
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Multiple Strategies: World Water Day 2014

[View the story "Different Communities, Different Sources of Water" on Storify]   ------------------------------   For more information: Episcopal Relief & Development's Clean Water Program
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The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

By Vanessa Pizer Well-meaning people and communities of all faiths have in the past colluded in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), whether through silence, denial or negligence. Despite this,...
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Alice, a Beacon of Hope

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Karimah Shabazz, a recipient of the ...
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How Will I Live and Love Differently This Lent?

  By The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori This reflection for Ash Wednesday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the...
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On Lent and Love

By Angela Kim Growing up with a Christian background, surrounded by Christians my entire life, there are many traditions that have become just another routine or habit. Lent could be perceived as one...
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'I will, with God's Help'

By Chad Brinkman As I think on the coming season of Lent, I reflect on the Baptismal Covenant, the promises made in the presence of God as to how we are called to live out our faith. In the...
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Brick by Brick

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Mary Stuart Smart, a recipient of the...
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Philippines Giving - From Near and Far

  When I got on the plane in New York for Manila a few weeks ago, I had in the back of my mind the generosity of the many, many people across the country who had donated to our Philippines recovery...
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Education in Haiti Meets Post-earthquake Job Market

Earlier this week we featured the first two of four testimonials from students attending The Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute (BTI). Below students Evan and Joan share their experience....
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Educating for the Future in Haiti- The Bishop Tharp Business School

The anniversary of the Haiti earthquake was January 12th. With the long-term recovery of Haiti on our minds we look to The Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute (BTI) of Les Cayes, where...
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Four Years Later Long-term Recovery Continues in Haiti

On the anniversary of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, as we pray we are reminded of people’s painful losses as well as their long journey toward recovery. Prayer for Haiti...
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'And Now Let Us Welcome The New Year'

And now let us welcome the new year,    Full of things that have never been.                            --Rainer Maria Rilke      By Rob Radtke These words by Rainer Maria Rilke always fill me with...
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A Blessed Christmas

  The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,     on them light has shined.                                       —Isaiah 9:2 By Abagail...
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