Stories

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 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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By Mike Smith

A New Creation Rises in the Philippines

In this blog, read about the new Sabang-Bao housing development in the Philippines, almost three years in the making, that is now home to 80 families who have worked, saved and paid for their new community. Past homes were temporary structures that were at the mercy of typhoons, easily destroyed. This is the situation that potentialy would have passed along to their children and their children’s children. But now, there is hope for a more secure future.

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By Sara Delaney

It Takes A Village

In this blog, follow Sara Delaney as she and her husband become parents for the first time and discover that it does take a village, or support system, to raise a child, especially when you're trying to get them to eat! On World Food Day, Sara shows us that we should think of food as more than what grows from the ground or can be purchased from a market; food is a part of us. 

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By Ernest Cajuste

L’espoir Fait Vivre (Where There is Hope There is Life)

Episcopal Relief & Development's Program Officer in Haiti, Ernest Cajuste, shares his account of Hurricane Matthew and expresses hope as the country responds and prepares for recovery.

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