2017 Press Releases

Responding to Famine in South Sudan

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting ongoing famine relief efforts in South Sudan through its ecumenical partnership with IMA World Health. IMA is working with its local partners to alleviate hunger and related health risks among people impacted by chronic food shortages and political conflict.

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Prayers after Flooding and Landslides in Sri Lanka

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo to feed more than 3,000 displaced people following severe and widespread flooding in Sri Lanka. These relief activities, led by the diocesan Board of Social Responsibility (BSR), are focused in five hard-hit districts where the Church’s strong presence can best meet local needs.

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Episcopal Partners Celebrate Five-Year Program Achievements for Healthy Children in Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development and Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) celebrated the five-year achievements of their flagship integrated Early Childhood Development Program at a forum in Lusaka on Wednesday, May 24.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Mourns the Loss of Nancy Marvel, Former Executive Director

Episcopal Relief & Development mourns the loss of Nancy Lowell Marvel, former Executive Director. A long-time resident of Pelham, New York, Nancy died on Monday, April 17 at the age of 85.

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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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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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