Unselfish Giving

In this story we see how friendships are built and how giving connects people in profound ways – from donor, to staff to participants ­– it takes all hands.  #AllHands75 ------------------ I remember...
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Creating Opportunities in Rural Ghana

By Meg Hall ------------------------ Known colloquially as simply “Bolga,” the large town of Bolgatanga is the crafts center of Ghana’s Upper East region. The open-air Bolgatanga Market, open every...
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Tackling Gender-Based Violence through Education and Action

Earlier this year, during the 2014 UN Commission on the Status of Women events in March, I had the privilege of talking with Sandra Andrade, the Coordinator of SADD (Serviçio Anglicano de Diaconio...
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The Reverend Gail Ganter-Toback - A Lasting Legacy

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- The Reverend Deacon Gail Ganter-Toback gives away a lot of what she has. “I don’t need twenty sweaters,” she told me recently at lunch in midtown Manhattan....
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Getting Ready for the Donkeys

By Sara Delaney -------------------------- During a recent visit up in Northern Ghana, I had the opportunity to sit down under nice shady tree and chat with Alan-eta Atubiga, one of the 100 women...
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Guatemalan Youth Make a Difference through Reforestation Program

By Meg Hall -------------------------- This week our team is attending the Episcopal Youth Event 2014, or EYE14. For the uninitiated, EYE14 is a gathering of Episcopal youth to discuss the social...
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Celebrating Independence and Praying For Peace

By Mike Smith ---------------------------- This July 4, we celebrated the 238th anniversary of our country’s declaration of independence. As I left the house yesterday morning, our family was...
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Louisville Church Joins with Sudanese Congregation to Care for Displaced

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Disasters come in many forms. In most cases, we think of disasters in terms of natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. The reality is that...
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Texan Barbecue Feast Nourishes Communities Worldwide

By Chad Brinkman ----------------------------- Being from Texas, I understand the inexplicable draw of slow cooked brisket over smoky wood and the hot, tangy bite of a well-prepared rib.  Whether a...
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Disaster Risk Reduction Also Heals

By Nagulan Nesiah ----------------------------- A few weeks ago, we shared a story on a group of elderly folks in rural China who are making a difference in their community by cleaning up their...
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Celebrating our Shared History

By Esther Cohen ---------------------------------------- Do you know.... about Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church? Do you know....that they assist...
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Happy "Papa's" Day!

By Rob Radtke ------------------------------------- Just a few weeks ago, I attended my daughter’s high school graduation, a milestone that caused me to reflect on being a father.  My wife and I are...
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Zadock and Luke: A Passion for Fatherhood

By Mike Smith ---------------------------------- I visited two dads in Kenya recently. In fact, I stayed overnight in their homes. Both men and their families participate in programs managed by...
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The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

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 this,...
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Donkeys – A Labor-Saving Strategy Then and Now

We all know that Mary rode a donkey as she and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem [1]. And all women who have given birth can truly appreciate the value of that donkey, given the 80-mile...
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Moving Whole Communities from Sickness to Strength

  “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.”                                                                                ...
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Good Friday - Season of Transformation

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 is...
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Turning the Tide in Namibia

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,”...
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Called to Make a Positive Difference

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 to...
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Inspiring Hope in Congo

  “I am proud of what I’ve been able to do and who I’ve become.”                                           - Nabintu, age 80, Bukavu, DRC A quick web search of the keywords “women” and “DRC” will...
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