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
Saturday, April 20, 2013
In this blog Katie Mears, Director of our US Disaster Preparedness
and Response Program, reiterates the importance of disaster
preparedness and shares some tips on how to create your...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In my work as Communications Officer for Episcopal Relief &
Development, I get to talk to a lot of wonderful people in
congregations across the country about the ways they engage with
our mission of...
Friday, November 2, 2012
We face a difficult and cold weekend here in the Tri-State area.
The initial devastation of Hurricane Sandy has been shocking.
Now, however, we are entering a slow-motion disaster as much of...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This guest post is adapted from an article by the Rev. John Major,
Rector, and Janine Ungvarsky, FLOODCare Coordinator, of Trinity
Episcopal Church (West Pittston, Pennsylvania). Father John is...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
In a great land, prior to an extended clergy retreat, a diocesan
disaster manager called together her three regional coordinators
and imparted to them her wisdom. She entrusted the three of
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
“In times like these we all need to keep moving.” - Mr.
PompeeMr. Pompee, age 72, was one of 66 individuals employed in an
Episcopal Relief & Development–supported employment project in
Thursday, December 29, 2011
By the time you read this blog post, Advent will be long gone. All
of the waiting and preparation is completed: the gifts wrapped and
unwrapped, Christmas pageants rehearsed and performed,...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
They spoke of losing family members during the long civil war. They
shared their experiences of surviving the 2004 tsunami. They
articulated their responses to the recent severe flooding. But most
Friday, September 9, 2011
This guest post by Anne Ditzler, Senior Program Director at the
Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), is reposted with permission from
the ECF Vital Practices blog.Two nights ago I arrived home to...
Friday, September 9, 2011
I hope that folks are now used to hearing about disaster
preparedness—the billboards, the ads on TV. “Make a kit, have a
plan, be informed.” I worry sometimes, though, that we’re
forgetting why we do...