The Winds of Change

On May 6, 2015, strong storms and tornados swept through Oklahoma, and the Santa Maria Red Cross Partner Shelter in Oklahoma City sprang into action. Almost immediately, those who had lost everything...
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Innovative Savings Groups Support Small Businesses in Angola

A movement is afoot in Angola that is empowering women and families to improve their lives and it involves an innovative community-based Savings with Education program. Using an integrated approach,  ...
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Episcopal Relief & Development Fair Trade Project Begins

Farmer and author Wendell Berry is known to have said, “Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately, when I consider my...
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Rogation Days: Holy Neighborliness

Rogationtide is fast becoming my favorite Church season that was once rarely talked about but now is making a come back. Maybe it’s the renewed interest in gardening and the relationship it has...
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Mother's Day: Hopes and Dreams

Being in New York, I live some 2,500 miles away from my mom.  She is in Seattle embracing an active retirement with my dad and creating a wonderful second ‘career’ that involves living out a long time...
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The Hitel Family: No Strings Attached

Each day, Jamie and Sarah Hitel are surrounded by children: three of their own and dozens of others. She’s a teacher and he’s the music director at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT. Maybe it’s all those...
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La Planificación Financiera Inspira a Mujeres Guatemaltecas a Invertir en el Futuro

This story is a translated version of a previous story: Inspiring Women to Invest in Their Futures through Financial Planning. ---------------------------------------------------  En Guatemala,...
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World Malaria Day: Invest in the Future

The World Health Organization reports that “we are winning the fight against malaria,” but warns there is the risk of resurgence if we don’t take care to sustain the gains made so far against...
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Green Hills School and NetsforLife®: Changing the World Through Innovation

Imagine a classroom where there are no desks, and where students are encouraged to write directly on the table in front of them. Imagine a classroom where students are given the latest technology to...
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Learning to Live in Hope of Resurrection

I have to admit that writing a blog for Good Friday is a real challenge for me. To me, Good Friday has always felt like one of those inevitable processes that you have to get through to reach the...
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Maundy Thursday: To Serve is to Love

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” —John 13:34-35 This...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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,...
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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...
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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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