Press Releases

Responding to El Niño Storms in Peru

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the ecumenical response of the ACT Alliance to severe El Niño-related storms in Peru. The ACT Alliance has been monitoring the situation through local partners, and will assist with temporary shelter, water and sanitation needs and psychosocial support for affected communities in the Ica region south of Lima.

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Episcopal Asset Map Celebrates 99 Dioceses, Invites Full Participation Across Church

The Episcopal Asset Map, an online platform showing the location and ministries of Episcopal churches, schools and other communities, is now officially active in all 99 dioceses in the US states. Map participation will expand to Episcopal Church dioceses in US territories and internationally, beginning with pilot programs in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. All Episcopalians are invited to take part in populating the map with information about their congregation, institution or ministry by suggesting updates through an easy online form.

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Responding to Famine in South Sudan

Episcopal Relief & Development participated in an Anglican Alliance call on February 21 with the leadership of SUDRA, the humanitarian arm of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, regarding the previous day’s UN famine declaration. Episcopal Relief & Development plays a leadership role in the Anglican Alliance’s ongoing relationship with SUDRA, and has helped coordinate the Alliance’s crisis response efforts there since 2014.

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Prayers for People Impacted by January Tornadoes

Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with church leaders in areas of the southern and southeastern US that were impacted by tornadoes over January 21-23.

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El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development se Celebrará el 5 de Marzo

Se invita a los episcopales a que celebren el Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) el 5 de marzo, el primer domingo de Cuaresma, con oraciones especiales, encartes en boletines y una ofrenda especial para apoyar la misión de la organización de sanar a un mundo que sufre. El Domingo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, una tradición episcopal cuaresmal, es una oportunidad para que las feligresías se concentren en oración y acción para tratar las necesidades del mundo.

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Episcopalians to Focus on Global Needs for Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 5

Episcopalians are invited to mark Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 5, the first Sunday in Lent, with special prayers, bulletin inserts and a dedicated offering to support the organization’s mission of healing a hurting world. An annual Lenten tradition in The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday is an opportunity for congregations to focus on prayer and action to address global needs.

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Episcopal Relief & Development ofrece Meditaciones para la Cuaresma de 2017 en inglés y en español

Las Meditaciones para la Cuaresma de 2017 de Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) ahora están disponibles en inglés y en español en episcopalrelief.org/Cuaresma. Este juego de herramientas especial en línea incluye enlaces para pedir folletos impresos del Episcopal Marketplace, descargar una copia en formato PDFo solicitar mensajes diarios por correo electrónico. Otros recursos disponibles son cajas de esperanzas, sobres para colocarlos en bancos de iglesias, encartes de boletines y oraciones especiales.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Offers 2017 Lenten Meditations in English and Spanish

Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2017 Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish at episcopalrelief.org/Lent. This special online toolkit includes links to order printed booklets from the Episcopal Marketplace, download a PDF copy or sign up for daily emails. Other featured resources include hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin inserts and special prayers.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors: The Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves (Diocese of El Camino Real), The Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench (Diocese of Puerto Rico), Mark D. Constantine (Diocese of Southern Virginia) and Meg L. DeRonghe (Diocese of Olympia).

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Syria Crisis Response Updates

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners

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