Take a Storytelling Journey Through Kenya!

Are you ready for an immersive journey through Kenya? That’s what it feels like when listening to Major Gifts Officer Mike Smith share his in-depth experience of visiting families, savings...
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Clean Water for All God's People

During our 75th Anniversary Celebration, we are sharing 75 stories over 75 weeks – illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. This one comes from ...
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Father's Day: A Special Church Bell for a Special Father

Recently, my mom posted a photo on Facebook. I was curious about it because it was a photo of a church bell with a Celtic cross on top, and it was in front of the church where my dad had been Rector...
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What's in a Name?

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 with...
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A Day at the South East and Pacific Community Development Training - Working with the System

I recently had the opportunity to pause for a day and observe the activities of the 2nd Annual South East Asia and Pacific Community Development Training, which Andrew Joyce introduced in his...
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Turning a Cow, Flowers and Laboring Hands into Assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo

 As part of its Ensemble Nous Pouvons (Together We Can) program, the Anglican Church of Congo (PEAC) is mobilizing members to create and develop initiatives that use existing resources to improve the...
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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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Decades of Grassroots Learning Equips E-CARE to Help Transform Region

I live in a house located about 50 yards up a slippery dirt and limestone path, on the side of a valley that surrounds Poblacion Tadian. The house, luckily for me, is also situated at a prime vantage...
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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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Reflections for the New Year: Real People. Real Hope. Real Life.

When Bishop Bainbridge called me eight years ago and asked me to consider joining the board of Episcopal Relief & Development, I could not have been more pleased. When any of us signs on as a...
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Advent: Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons

I don’t have too many memories of Advent from my childhood (the sense of waiting and preparation that I recall as a child came from the more secular concerns about new toys and a holiday meal!) but we...
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World AIDS Day: Fighting Stigma and Illness in Honduras

By Faith Rowold and Ximena Diego. ------------------------------ Today's feature story explores the vital work of our partner Siempre Unidos. It started with an Episcopal priest in Honduras...
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Celebrating and Sharing Abundance at Thanksgiving Tables and Worldwide!

My family tradition for Thanksgiving was, like many others, built around a spectacular communal meal. At least 15 members of my extended family would gather around the oval oak dining room table with...
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Advent Lessons from The Sound of Music, or a Few of Our Favorite Things…

In my past life, I was an active theatrical director and designer.  For a few years, I taught theater at a wonderful private school in Texas.  During this time I helped to establish a theater program...
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