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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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By Sean McConnell

Maundy Thursday: Love One Another

On Maundy Thursday, we participate in the act of humility and self-sacrifice. We follow Christ's example of washing the feet of one another. In this blog, Sean McConnell encourages us to think about what the equivalent of feet washing is in the modern day. 

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By The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby

Palm Sunday: A Crime of Passion

The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby writes about passion. Read this blog to learn about Christ's passion for bringing Heaven down to earth and be encouraged to love and heal a hurting world.

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By Idris Buabeng

Village Strengthened by Community-Led Sanitation Process in Angola

Meet Domingos and Rosa, a couple with five children living in Quimussungo, Angola and hear how the Maza yi Moyo (Water Is Life) program has changed their lives.

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By Sean McConnell

A Season for the Oil of Chrism and Justice

Discover more about the Oil of the Chrism tradition practiced by the Episcopal Diocese of California at Grace Cathedral.

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By The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn Reflects On The Gift Of Diversity

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

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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