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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Learning to Live in Hope of Resurrection

I have to admit that writing a blog for Good Friday is a real challenge for me. To me, Good Friday has always felt like one of those inevitable processes that you have to get through to reach the...
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A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

One of the most important ways of engaging with our work around the world, and especially during the 75th Anniversary Celebration, is by lifting up prayers for the communities in which we work....
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Academic Partnership In Burundi: Sharing Strengths

Last May, we shared a blog by Angela Siele, the first student to participate in our agriculture program in Burundi as part of our exciting new partnership with Cornell University. This blog is a new...
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Uniting in Florida to Support Small Farmers

One of the greatest advantages of having diverse international partnerships is being a nexus for the flow of critical information and best practices. Like a gardener selecting seeds based on...
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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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Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

"Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental...
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Silver or Gold, I Have None

By Angela Kim. ----------------------------- But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” - Acts 3:6 Acts 3:6 is...
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Good Friday - Give Ourselves in Love

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...
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A Living Bank

Greetings from Bolgatanga! I am here in northern Ghana visiting the programs of our local partner, ADDRO (the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), in the Anglican Diocese of Tamale. ...
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Searching for a Metaphor

I've heard "It's like drinking from a fire hose" quite a few times since I arrived in New York, but I'm not so sure. Yes, there is a great deal to learn about the work of Episcopal Relief...
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Preparation for Lent: The Art of Gardening

Today, many of us will start our Lenten journey by kneeling to receive the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads, along with the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you...
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Taking Time to Wait

  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always a blur.  Between food, friends, shopping, traveling and – oh right – work, I have to confess that the whole Advent thing about “waiting” and...
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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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Making Development Issues Universal

There’s something I’ve been mulling over since the week that our partner from Zambia, Grace Mazala Phiri, visited our office during her trip to New York for the United Nations Commission on the Status...
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Clean Water, Enough Water – Part 2

Think again about the consequences of not having access to water: What would you do to address the domino effect of resulting problems, as happens for many people in rural West Bengal, India? The...
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Clean Water, Enough Water – Part 1

As yesterday was World Water Day, I’ve been thinking more about how vital water is to human life. When you’ve always had access to clean water, though, it’s easy to wonder what all the fuss on...
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Walking the Talk

Deacon Philip Dunbar teaches the adult forum each Sunday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Enterprise, Florida. His group is a cozy one most weeks and, they have a familiar routine – reading...
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Putting Faith into Action – With Twice the Impact

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 as...
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