Monday, October 12, 2015
International Day for Disaster Reduction is October 13, and the
theme for 2015 is how communities are using traditional, indigenous
and local knowledge to prepare for and respond to disasters....
Thursday, September 17, 2015
September is National Preparedness Month. You don't have to look
far to see communities across the country having to respond to
disasters regularly. Whether it's wild fires in California,
flooding in ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES
has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated many
states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
It was their monthly donations over many years – and having named
Episcopal Relief & Development in their will – that lead
me to Margaret and Richard Trezevant’s home five years ago.
But it was their...
Monday, June 15, 2015
So, what is a Presiding Bishop? And, what is The Presiding
Bishop's Fund for World Relief? I was attending my first conference
after being selected as President of what was then the organization
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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...
Friday, February 13, 2015
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
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I
visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had
flattened the country. I traveled with a dedicated slate of
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Last month Program Officer Abiy Seifu zoomed in on the Ebola crisis
by sharing a story about how our program partners
are responding to the outbreak on the ground. This month we
zoom out as we learn...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
On a cloudy day in September, Agnes, Boima, Siah, Weedor and Harry
gather at the Bong County Health Office in Liberia. They make up
the Core Development Program team for the Episcopal Church...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
One of the most significant events during my years as Presiding
Bishop was the transformation of The Presiding Bishop's Fund for
World Relief into Episcopal Relief & Development. The change in
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Recently, I travelled to Central Washington State
with Dave Baylor and the Rev. Patty Baker. Dave
and Patty are co-Diocesan Disaster Coordinators for the Diocese of
Olympia, and Dave is a fellow...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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...
Monday, November 11, 2013
When Typhoon Haiyan struck, a colleague and I were packing our bags
for a visit with our partners in the Philippines. Initially, it
wasn't clear if the typhoon would set things back since...
Monday, October 28, 2013
As the one-year anniversary approaches, we are checking in with
select sites that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which
struck the Caribbean and eastern US in late October 2012.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Today is International Day of Disaster Reduction; an annual
observance by the United Nations to raise awareness of how people
take action to reduce their risk to disasters. For Episcopal Relief
Thursday, May 30, 2013
This disaster response story from China is a reminder of Episcopal
Relief & Development's global reach and the commitment we have
to heal a hurting world, here and abroad. The warehouse run