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 throughout the month. Join us and be a part of this caring, compassionate community!

By Rob Radtke

#ForSuchATime | A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church and our ecumenical partners, to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world.

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By Chad Brinkman

Happy Father's Day! A New Father Practices Empowerment

In this blog, Engagement Program Officer Chad Brinkman contemplates what it takes to raise a son in the age of women's empowerment. 

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By Rob Radtke

One Simple Way To Leave A Rich Legacy

President Rob Radtke explains why while he and his wife were getting their affairs in order, they chose to become members of Episcopal Relief & Development's Matthew 25 Planned Giving Society, ensuring that the organizations they love are taken care of when they pass on.

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By Chuck Hamilton

Beauty & Progress: Disaster Recovery and Savings Groups

Chuck Hamilton, Network Coordinator for the Diocese of Olympia, reflects on his pilgrimage to Sri Lanka in January. He shares insights about the disaster preparedness and response efforts over the year, the savings groups he visited and the work being done to heal trauma in communities. 

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By Paula Schaap

A Church Ministry Shelters More Than 30 From Floods

St. Paul’s in Healdsburg, CA was ready for the influx of homeless people set adrift again by the rising waters. And they did it by marshaling the resources of an entire community.

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By Kellie McDaniel

Happy Mother's Day! Bigger Dreams, A Mother's Gift

Happy Mother's Day! In this blog, program officer Kellie McDaniel shares her first-time motherhood tale and tells us what she admires about the moms she gets to work with around the world.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

World Malaria Day: A conversation about legacy, process and a commitment to reach more families

April 25th is World Malaria Day. In this conversation, we speak with program officers, Priscilla Amuah and Hilary Abii Asiah about the legacy and impact of our Netsforlife® malaria prevention program and the expanding partnerships that are helping us reach more families. We also gain a deeper understanding of our role in the monitoring and evaluation process.

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By Melissa Crutchfield

World Malaria Day: A Legacy of Community Engagement Sets Stage for Further Gains in Development

For World Malaria Day Melissa Crutchfield, Director of Community Impact, takes a closer look at the state of our award-winning, flagship program Netsforlife® and its role with integrated health development to transform and empower communities.

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By Rob Radtke

President Robert W. Radtke Shares Easter Meditation

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 Chad Brinkman

Good Friday: Joy Comes in The Morning

A Good Friday Blog:

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

– Psalms 30:5

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