Press Releases

Episcopal Relief & Development Supports Response to Floods in Texas and Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

April 21, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting local church partners in Texas, Ecuador and Japan as they respond to recent disasters. Throughout, local churches are reaching out in their communities to assess needs and accompany people as they cope with the immediate aftermath

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April Earthquakes Strike Hard in Japan and Ecuador

In Ecuador, at least 570 people have died and 155 are reported missing following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake centered off the coast on April 16. There is a strong Episcopal Church presence in communities affected by the earthquakes, and two in particular – San Esteban in the Cuba neighborhood of the city of Manta

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Episcopal Relief & Development Launches Community-Led Water and Sanitation Program in Rural Angola

April 7, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development, the Anglican Diocese of Angola (IAA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a three-year program in rural Angola to improve water and sanitation at the community level. Located in Songo Municipality, Uige Province, the program will 

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Responding to Storms and Flooding in South-Central US

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the two Episcopal dioceses in Louisiana and has reached out to several more across the region, following severe weather that caused tornadoes and flooding from Texas to Tennessee. Storms began on March 7 and moved east, deluging some parts of Louisiana with 24 inches of rain

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Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Celebration Exceeds Goals

March 2, 2016 Thanks to the generous support and coordinated efforts of thousands of Episcopalians and friends, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration exceeded its goals for fundraising and engagement throughout the Church and beyond. During the 75-week celebration, the organization raised 

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Invites Church-Wide Observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, February 14

January 21, 2016 The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, invites all Episcopalians to join in observing Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on February 14, the first Sunday in Lent. “I urge all congregations to devote the first Sunday in Lent to reflecting on the 

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“Walk the Path of Lent” with Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2016 Lenten Meditations

January 7, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development invites supporters to “Walk the Path of Lent” with this year’s Lenten Meditations series, featuring reflections on spiritual practices written by the organization’s staff, partners and friends from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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“Recorra la senda de la Cuaresma” con las Meditaciones de Cuaresma de 2016 de Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) invita a sus colaboradores y amigos a que “Recorran la senda de la Cuaresma” con la serie de Meditaciones de Cuaresma de este año, con reflexiones sobre prácticas espirituales escritas por el personal de

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Five New Members Welcomed to Episcopal Relief & Development Board of Directors

January 4, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016: Ms. Rosalie Ballentine of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands; Ms. Sophie Hollingsworth of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; The Rev. David C. Killeen of the Episcopal Diocese of

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Responding to Monsoon Floods in Chennai

December 4, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development has reached out to fellow ACT Alliance member CASA-India in response to heavy flooding in and around the city of Chennai. CASA-India's strong Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) work has enabled them to quickly dispatch staff to release stockpiled emergency supplies such as tarps an

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