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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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Church Agencies Unite to Support South Sudan Relief and Recovery

February 4, 2014 DownloadFull Page Insert(PDF | JPG) Download Half Page Insert(PDF | JPG) The Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA), the humanitarian wing of the Episcopal Church in South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS), is supplying food, water and medical care to people displaced by the conflict current

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Episcopal Relief & Development Welcomes New Board Member

February 10, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development announces that Franklin M. Berger, CFA, has joined its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014.  A leading biotechnology analyst specializing in business development, finance and investment, Berger has contributed to the expansion of major biotech firms at the 

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Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday 2014

February 11, 2014 Economic empowerment, especially for women, is Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten theme for 2014. Congregations throughout The Episcopal Church will observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 9, the first Sunday in Lent, with sermons, prayers, adult forums and children

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