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Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with Equal Exchange to Offer Fair Trade Products

June 23, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development and Equal Exchange have launched a new Fair Trade partnership, offering customers an opportunity to enjoy premium products while supporting small-scale farming communities and healing a hurting world. The Episcopal Relief & Development Fair Trade Project offers a range of

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Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with Texas Dioceses on Flood Response

June 4, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal dioceses of Texas and West Texas in response to severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain across the region.  Church teams in both dioceses are providing pastoral care and conducting needs assessments in areas where people lost homes and 

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World Malaria Day 2015: NetsforLife® Doubles Malaria Net Total, Expands Volunteer Capacity

April 23, 2015 In 2014, Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® program partnership doubled the number of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) distributed since the program's inception in 2006, helping to bring malaria protection to new communities and replace worn-out nets from previous distributions. Between

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Episcopal Asset Map to Connect, Unite Episcopalians in Ministry

March 10, 2015 Episcopal dioceses across the United States are invited to establish and expand their digital presence on the Episcopal Asset Map, a joint project of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and Episcopal Relief & Development. The Episcopal Asset Map (www.episcopalassetmap.org) is an online platform

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2014 Matching Gift Challenge Exceeds $750,000 Anniversary Goal

February 12, 2015 A generous pledge from a group of committed donors in honor of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary generated tremendous response during the agency’s annual Matching Gift Challenge.  The $750,000 matching amount attracted an astounding $1,013,513 in donations, as Episcopal

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Episcopal Relief & Development and Cornell University Grow Agriculture Learning Partnership in Burundi

February 5, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development, in partnership with the Anglican Church of Burundi, is joining with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to provide field study opportunities for students in the International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) program. With high

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Joining Hands in Mission on February 22, Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

February 3, 2015 Congregations across The Episcopal Church will join hands in mission on Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, February 22, with prayers, sermons and special offerings to support the organization’s work worldwide. This year’s observance has particular significance, as Episcopalians and

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Lee, Razim, Stoever Join Episcopal Relief & Development Board of Directors

January 13, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; The Rev. Canon Genevieve Razim, Canon for Welcome and Evangelism at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas; and Mr. Thomas W. Stoever, Jr., partner...

Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Lenten Meditations Available in English and Spanish

January 12, 2015  The 75th Anniversary edition of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish for the 2015 Lenten season. This year’s meditations, authored by a diverse group of Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion leaders, center on the five “I

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The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry Named Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development Board of Directors

January 8, 2015 The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, has been appointed as Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development's Board of Directors.  The appointment was made by the board’s Honorary Chair, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and

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