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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The Same … Yet Different

Last weekend, I was privileged to visit the new salsa garden at Camp Allen as part of the “Rooted and Connected” Christian Formation conference of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. I was struck by how...
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Moving from Crisis to Stability

I was standing in a field the other day in rural Honduras, chatting with a farmer named Alexi.  Another farmer and neighbor of Alexi's passed around freshly shucked corn on the cob for us to munch on. ...
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Christ’s Hands and Feet

Today is the feast of St Teresa of Avila. While she is a “saint’s saint” and widely loved by all Christians, I think she holds a particularly significant place in the hearts of Episcopalians....
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The Ultimate U2charist

I’ve never actually been to a “U2charist” myself.  But after being at the band’s show last night and actually getting to participate at one point, I can definitely understand why people find them so...
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Children Learn About Needs Near and Far, Part 2

The Chapel of the Cross held its Vacation Church School June 27-July 1. On each of the five days, we used a different Abundant Life Garden Project theme – water, seeds, soil, animals and harvest –...
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Children Learn About Needs Near and Far, Part 1

At The Chapel of the Cross, our Children and Family Ministry Committee had already started planning a different Vacation Church School (VCS) when we heard about the soon-to-be-released Abundant Life...
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How Does Your (Church) Garden Grow?

This post by the Rev. Peter Strimer, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Seattle, Washington), is republished with permission from the Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices blog, Vital...
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