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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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2013 Matching Gift Challenge Benefits Programs Worldwide

February 20, 2014 A generous pledge of $500,000 in matching funds from a group of committed Episcopal Relief & Development donors led to an overwhelming response during the 2013 Matching Gift Challenge.  Inspired by the agency’s mission and moved to action by the opportunity to have gifts matched dollar-for-

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Partners in Philippines Respond Ecumenically to Super Typhoon Haiyan

On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and knocking out power and communications lines.  The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) has completed the initial relief phase of its response to Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as 

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Church’s Typhoon Response Builds Resilience, Boosts Economy

March 4, 2014 The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) has completed the initial relief phase of its response to Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – and will continue to assist impacted communities in rebuilding homes and rehabilitating livelihoods.  Episcopal Relief & Development supplied 

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Oso Mudslide Response

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s disaster coordinator, Dave Baylor, is providing technical support to congregations whose members and neighbors were impacted by the mudslide in Oso, Washington, on March 22. April 3, 2014 March 28, 2014 March 26, 2014 April 3, 2014 The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s

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Solomon Islands Flooding

April 24, 2014 From Anglican Alliance: A recent update from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Disaster Committee has highlighted the immediate and effective response of the Church to communities affected by flash-floods in the Solomon Islands. Read more April 8, 2014 Episcopal Relief &

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By Boat or by Bike, NetsforLife® Reaches Communities to End Malaria

April 23, 2014 NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, stands with its partners and participating communities to call for international action on World Malaria Day, April 25. Since NetsforLife® launched in 2006, the program has distributed over 11.2

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South Sudan Church Expands Aid Amidst Conflict, Begins Healing and Reconciliation

May 13, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development is strengthening the crisis response of the Episcopal Church in South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS) by providing financial and technical assistance to its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency).  Since February, SUDRA has provided food for 70,000

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