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By Faith Rowold

Finding the Unexpected in New Orleans: Love and a Life’s Purpose

When Amanda met Ross, it was 2007 in post-Katrina New Orleans. A dog-share turned into love, which over the course of the next few years turned into another dog, and a wedding, and two babies and a wonderful life together.

By Heidi J. Kim

Ash Wednesday: The Gift of Embracing Lent

I struggle during Lent. I tried giving up being snarky one year – that lasted about three hours. I’ve given up coffee, tried to eat vegan, etc., and I generally end up lamenting my inability to retain any sort of Lenten discipline. In recent years, I realized that I had been going about it all wrong.

By Tamara Plummer

Episcopal Asset Map: The Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement working in the world

Episcopalians really hate taking credit; we seem to take great pride in no one knowing about the amazing ways that we are living our Christian call in our communities and throughout the world. My name is Tamara Plummer and as a cradle Episcopalian, I take ownership that I too have at times shied away from being braggadocious about my faith and life in the church.

By Episcopal Relief & Development Stories

Looking Back On a Remarkable Year - The People and Programs that Make the Magic Happen

This month we'll be looking back on the best stories of 2015, starting with these five that focus on our partners and programs. Read, enjoy and share your favorites with your friends :)

By Neel Lane

Inspiration for the Journey in 2016: Following Jesus Wherever He Calls Us

I write you at the beginning of a new year, the celebration of Christ’s birth still fresh in our memories.  If you are like me, your Christmas tree is still up, and it will be taken down only reluctantly in the days to come.  And then only because you don’t want to be that crazy neighbor who keeps his tree up until March.

By Episcopal Relief & Development

Holiday Break Reading and Watching List

Here's a reading list for the season, whether you're taking a break from your festivities or laying low in the coming days. This reading and watching list will help pass the time. Enjoy!

By Nagulan Nesiah

'The Work of Christmas' : Healing a Hurting World

One of our greatest challenges as an organization is to identify how best to utilize finite resources.  But it is also a gift.  We have the privilege of being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, by recognizing those most in need and focusing our relief and development initiativ

By Tammi Mott

A day of Celebration, Partnership & Inspiration

I had the fortunate opportunity to meet the incredibly strong Nanay Helen, representative of an E-CARE Partner Family and a member of Sabang Boa Housing Association this past month when I attended the Episcopal Church in the Philippines’ Disaster Response Partnership Celebration in Sabang Bao.

By Abagail Nelson

Faith, Resilience, and Empowerment: The 2015 International Symposium

On November 11, we had the honor of hosting the 2015 International Symposium in New York, with presentations from some of our partners worldwide, as well as our own staff and special guests around the international development community. As the capstone event for the 75th Anniversary Celebration, it

By Esther Cohen

Timeless Stories of Laughter During Advent

  It was the fourth Sunday in Advent, and our Christian Education team wanted to do something a little “different” for the children’s sermon.  After all, the children were restless, Christmas was just around the corner, and it certainly seemed like a good opportunity


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