Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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
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
Monday, May 11, 2015
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...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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
Friday, May 1, 2015
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
Friday, April 24, 2015
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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
Monday, December 29, 2014
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...
Friday, December 5, 2014
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
Monday, December 1, 2014
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...
Monday, November 24, 2014
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
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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...
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
Thursday, November 13, 2014
On November 8, 2013, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded
hit the central islands of the Philippines. The islands of Leyte
and Samar were hit the hardest, with more than 6,000 dead and...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s
virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing
a Hurting World. Our team has been hard at work — scouring the
Monday, November 3, 2014
Advent is a season to anticipate the coming of Christ. And what
better way to celebrate the spirit of the Christ Child, than to
love one another as Christ loved us! In my work on the Engagement
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos.
Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los
Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has...
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...
Monday, October 27, 2014
When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was
hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn.
Encouraged by our US Disaster Program staff and having gone through