2014 Press Releases

Anglican Communion Agencies Launch “Pastors and Disasters” Toolkit for Disaster Risk Reduction

December 10, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development and a working group of twelve international partner agencies have published “Pastors and Disasters: a Toolkit for Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction & Management” to improve disaster response efforts within the Anglican relief and development community.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Announces Plans to Strengthen Maternal and Child Health Programs

December 4, 2014  Episcopal Relief & Development will expand its maternal and child health programs in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia through the Empowering Rural Communities to Improve Child and Maternal Health project.  The project’s goal is to end preventable child deaths by promoting life-saving behaviors and 

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Episcopal Relief & Development Launches Special 75th Anniversary Matching Gift Challenge

October 30, 2014  In honor of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, a group of generous donors has pledged $750,000 in matching funds for the organization’s 2014 Matching Gift Challenge. “We are excited and extremely grateful for this 75th Anniversary match, which is our 

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Gifts for Life Features 75th Anniversary Christmas Package

October 16, 2014 Each year, hundreds of congregations around The Episcopal Church make Gifts for Life, Episcopal Relief & Development’s alternative giving catalog, a part of their Advent and Christmas celebrations.  With more than 30 gifts to choose from in categories such as “Animals & Agriculture

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Episcopal Relief & Development Celebrates 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World

September 16, 2014 Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary.  The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization’s programs and 

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Renewed Support for Crisis in Syria

August 19, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria. FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil war – including Mashta el Helu, Kafroun, Wadi Nasara,

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South Sudan Church Responds ‘Wholeheartedly’ to Crisis

January 7, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development is working with its partners in South Sudan as they respond to the humanitarian needs of people displaced by the current crisis.  The Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS) has established nine relief centers in Awerial to provide supplies and pastoral care to

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2014 Lenten Meditations Focus on Economic Empowerment

January 22, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations booklets are now available in English and Spanish.  This year’s collection of forty-six reflections focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women. 

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Las Meditaciones de Cuaresma del 2014 se centran en el fortalecimiento económico

22 de enero de 2014 El folleto de las Meditaciones de Cuaresma que publica la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo ya está disponible en inglés y español. La colección de este año nos trae cuarenta y seis reflexiones centradas alrededor de la creación de oportunidades 

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Church Responds to Unrest in South Sudan

An outbreak of civil unrest began on December 15 in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.  Fighting spread through seven of the country's ten states, causing 180,000 people to flee their homes. 

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