Monday, March 17, 2014
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
Sunday, December 15, 2013
We all know that Mary rode a donkey as she and Joseph traveled from
Nazareth to Bethlehem . And all women who have given
birth can truly appreciate the value of that donkey, given the
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you
may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.”
Friday, March 29, 2013
As we recount the passion and suffering of our savior Jesus Christ,
Good Friday offers us the opportunity to re-affirm our faith.
Throughout the season a series of events with spiritual exercises
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Last week, people from around the world converged in Washington,
D.C., to participate in the 19th International AIDS Conference.
Through this year’s theme, “Turning the Tide Together,”...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
My name is Benjamin Wright, and I am a firm believer that anyone
and everyone can and should make a positive difference in the
world. Regrettably, in our society today, teenagers are not pushed
Thursday, June 7, 2012
“I am proud of what I’ve been able to do and who I’ve
- Nabintu, age 80, Bukavu, DRC A quick
web search of the keywords “women” and “DRC” will...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This has been an unusual Lent for me. Living in a new city with a
new job would be enough of a change to shake things up. But that's
not what I'm thinking of. Along with my friend Tim Schenck, I...
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lent started for me in the small town of Bolgatanga, northern
Ghana. At the Parish Church of St. Cyprian, next door to the office
of our partner, the Anglican Diocesan Development and...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I have had the distinct privilege of organizing and participating
in three study tours to Ghana to see our work with the Anglican
Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), our...
Saturday, March 3, 2012
On February 28, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Zambian
Anglican Council (ZAC) participated in “US African Partnerships:
Success Stories from African Rural Women,” a panel facilitated...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Last week, I had the rare treat of talking to an Episcopal Relief
& Development program partner in person. Although our
program officers often meet face-to-face with our local church
partners in the...
Thursday, February 23, 2012
This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members are
on an Episcopal Relief & Development study tour in Ghana, West
Africa, to visit the agency’s field partners and programs. Some...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
During the Christmas season, as we reflect on the birth of Jesus
and the meaning of our faith, it’s important for all of us to take
stock of how we serve God in our everyday lives.Earlier this year,
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in
the air and the holidays are rushing toward us. And as I write,
we’re over halfway through our 2011 Matching Gift Challenge. Just
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
At the Episcopal School of Knoxville, we are literally getting
“hands-on” experience in finding out what it is like to produce our
own sustainable food supply. Using the Abundant Life Garden...
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Our concept of mission has changed since arriving at the 2011
Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in St. Paul, Minnesota. We have
realized it’s not just about going somewhere that requires a
Friday, June 24, 2011
As I stood in front of an energized crowd of nearly 1,200 youth,
youth leaders and bishops, who had just spent twenty minutes
jumping, clapping, singing, shouting and praising God at the...
Friday, May 27, 2011
Several years ago, while stocking shelves with canned goods from
our school community food drive at the Friends in Deed food pantry
in Pasadena, California, I was drawn to the table in the center...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
One young woman, Manwa, is a shining example of how the Jofeh
Community Rehabilitation Center is empowering women, men and
children and transforming lives. Like many mentally challenged