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By Jesse Lebus

Creationism: Franciscan Style

I’ve taken to calling myself a creationist these days, in part (grinning impishly) because I like to see how people react and in part because I have come to believe. (Still grinning impishly.) But really – because of St. Francis – I have come to believe in creation.

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By Rob Radtke

Here’s Why Episcopalians Like the Sustainable Development Goals

Today, Friday, September 25th, the General Assembly is expected to adopt a post-2015 development agenda, otherwise known as the “Sustainable Development Goals” or SDGs. These 17 goals succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that conclude at the end of 2015. 

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By Rob Radtke

So, What’s Up with the Sustainable Development Goals?

 This week, New York City—and especially the neighborhood where the Episcopal Church Center is located—is buzzing with activity.  The Pope is coming to town, along with hundreds of other world leaders, including the President of the United States, to attend the United Nations 

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By Lura Steele

Prepared for Disasters in Your Own Backyard

September is National Preparedness Month. You don't have to look far to see communities across the country having to respond to disasters regularly. Whether it's wild fires in California, flooding in Texas, tornadoes in Oklahoma or ice storms in Maine, disaster preparedness is 

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By Bob Goddard

Return Visits to Mississippi Build Connections after Katrina

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES ___________________________________________________________ Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. This month through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we shared stories to commemorate the annive

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By Rob Radtke

75th Story Celebrates Youngest Contributors

In September 2014, Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners and friends worldwide launched a 75
week celebration marking our 75th anniversary.  As part of this milestone, we have been capturing and sharing stories to celebrate what our vibrant, connected community achieves toget

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

#KATRINA10 - Stories of Transformation: A Blog Series

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES ___________________________________________________________ Ten years ago today, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. This month through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we shared stories to commemorate the anni

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By Bishop Duncan M. Gray III

#KATRINA10 - Connecting Communities Through Humble Leadership: A Reflection from Bishop Gray

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES ___________________________________________________________ It has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated many states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. Through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we will be sharin

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By Faith Rowold

#KATRINA10 - Hallelujah Housing: Building Relationships to Make Homeownership a Reality

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES ___________________________________________________________ It has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated many states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. Through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we will be sharing stories

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By Faith Rowold

#KATRINA10 - Jericho Road: Rebuilding Community with Hope and Hard Work

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES_______________________________________________________ It has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastating many states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. Through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we will be sharing stories over

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