Sunday, May 5, 2013
It still doesn’t seem quite real. Some of you who’ve launched new
websites can probably relate. Episcopal Relief & Development’s
new site – www.episcopalrelief.org – finally went live last week.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It’s been another ‘all hands on deck’ kind of year. I’m
deeply grateful to our Church partners at home and abroad.
They have worked closely with our staff and alongside members of
Monday, March 19, 2012
A major criticism of many carbon offset programs is that they can
be a gimmick – a way for the “polluters” to feel redeemed of their
pollution by spending a few dollars to plant a tree or...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I have had the distinct privilege of organizing and participating
in three study tours to Ghana to see our work with the Anglican
Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), our...
Friday, December 23, 2011
As we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the season of Christmas, I am reminded of all the blessings of
this life. In particular, those I have connected with over the...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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
Friday, October 7, 2011
Here in the Episcopal Relief & Development Marketing and
Communications Department, we try to work a season ahead. Over
the summer, we were working on resources for churches to use in the
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22 is International World Water Day. Designated in 1993
by the United Nations General Assembly, it is a day that calls our
attention to the importance of water, and to the sustainable use
Monday, March 14, 2011
The first Sunday of Lent is the often the only time of year when
The Great Litany is sung or said in The Episcopal Church, which is
perhaps why I relish the opportunity so much. As I was walking...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In November 2010, the Episcopal Relief & Development Seminary
Network held its annual meeting at Duke Divinity School. Our
Seminary Coordinators are volunteer advocates who serve to connect
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The other day, in the midst of a hectic work week, an email
arrived in my inbox that made my morning. The message was to
let us know that Episcopal Relief & Development was rated in
the top 50 blogs...
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
They came from 13 countries, representing over 40 relief and
development programs across the Asia-Pacific region, to pray,
listen, teach and act.I have recently returned from a stimulating
Monday, November 1, 2010
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion
and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I recently saw the film Yesterday (2004), the first Zulu language
film to be released internationally. This Oscar-nominated
film puts a human face on the scourge of HIV/AIDS and its impact...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Following the recent meeting of the Episcopal Relief &
Development Volunteer Network in Belize, I have asked some of our
Network Diocesan Coordinators to share about their experiences.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Somehow, I went to bed on Tuesday night in denial. By
Wednesday morning that was over. I had that awful feeling in
the pit of my stomach. It was the same feeling I had after
the tsunami and the...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As we celebrate All Saints’ Day this weekend, it brings to
mind the wonderful hymn by Lesbia Scott, “I Sing a Song of the
Saints of God,” which she wrote for her children.One of the joys of
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Many of our friends and supporters have helped Episcopal Relief
& Development shape its strategic goals for the coming
triennium. Thank you. I want to report back that
at its most recent board...
Monday, January 5, 2009
Last week I reflected on the power of hope in our lives. Today, as
I watch the news from Gaza and the Land so many of us call Holy, we
all need to reinforce that hope with prayer.Sitting beside my...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Over the last several weeks, I have been reading Global Development
2.0 (Lael Brainard and Derek Chollet, editors, published by the
Brookings Institution, 2008), which asks the question:...