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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

Self-Care: Inspiration From T.S. Eliot

An important part of self-care is taking a break from the work that you do and the buzzing world that surrounds. Literature is great for giving your mind rest. It has the power to change the way we see ourselves, understand others and interact with the world around us. In this blog, Vanessa reflects on  T.S. Eliot's "Ash Wednesday" poem.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Jeanne Francoise Ndimubakunzi Focuses On Gender-Based Violence During Lent

For the season of Lent this year, we reached out to people in our partner organizations and asked them about their Lenten practice. What follows are answers to those questions from Jeanne Francoise Ndimubakunzi, a Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Burundi.

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By The Rev. Canon Jason D. Lewis

Mapping Assets: Power for Growing Our Future Together

The Rev. Canon Jason D. Lewis helps us to categorize our congregational gifts, also known as assets. Read more to find out how to identify the many gifts that your congregations possess so that your congregation can be altogether stronger.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Dr. Joanne Leslie Discusses Women, Malaria and The Strength of Our Offerings to God

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

The Rev. Rachel Carnegie Reflects On The Comfort of Community

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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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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