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Please enjoy the many stories illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. Be sure to sign up to receive inspiring new stories and multimedia features each week. Join us and be a part of this caring, compassionate community!

By Vanessa Pizer

A Community Effort: Ending Gender-Based Violence

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, local civil service organizations have been addressing gender-based violence in the wake of decades of civil war. Amidst this complex reality, the local Church is at the forefront of efforts to help heal and prevent further violence. 

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By Michelle Crawford

St. Jude’s raises funds for Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

St. Jude's from Niceville, Florida collectively raised $5,000 for Episcopal Relief & Development's with the intention to buy a well for an entire village. Read more to discover how St. Jude's acted on faith to reach their fundrasing goal that will help to provide clean water and allow families to grow strong for the future.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

In Conversation: Challenging the “Resource-Scarce" Mindset in Development

Do you like to go deeper – get underneath the skin of things? Then this story is for you! Read this three-part conversation that happened between program officers Kellie McDaniel, Sara Delaney and Vanessa Pizer. The team reflects on an article that framed development issues from a scarcity worldview versus the asset-based worldview that Episcopal Relief & Development takes. As the conversation unfolds, interesting questions are raised and important differences are identified. 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Top 10 Stories of 2016

2016 came and went, but it left us with lessons learned, progress measured, and disasters relieved and recovered. Take a look at the Top 10 Stories of 2016: read, review, and share tales of compassion, justice, community, and renewal.

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By Esther Cohen

On To The New Year!

In this blog, Esther Cohen shares her feelings about time speeding by and reflects on the growth of Episcopal Relief & Development.

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By Rob Radtke

The Dignity of Christmas

In this blog Episcopal Relief & Development's president Rob Radtke recognizes the humble yet dignified beginnings of the Holy Family during Christmas and looks to our partners to recognize the dignity in all that they do.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Famous Paintings of the Holy Family

Enjoy this slide show of famous paintings of the Holy Family.

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By Neel Lane

Showing Thanks In This Season of Giving

Thanksgiving is upon us! If you are like me, then your prayers begin with a heavy dose of thanks to God. We may give thanks for our very existence, for the blessings of our family and friends, for the bounty of our table, for the beauty and joy of creation.

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By Faith Rowold

Scottish Students’ Creative Efforts Unite Community Against Malaria

Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, Scotland, spent 1 full year of fundraising by way of toy sales, crepes, and dancing! (Among other things.) Read more to find out about 15 year old Carla Foxworthy who spearheaded the Hutchesons' fundraiser, her team, and their determination, leading to an astonishing £25,000 donation to Episcopal Relief & Development.

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By Chad Brinkman

All Saints' Day: Life Lessons from Paw-Paw

For All Saints' Day, Program Officer Chad tells us about one of the most influential people in his life: his Paw-Paw! Continue reading to find what life lessons Chad learned from his grandfather.

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