Stories

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By Sean McConnell

The Story of St. Nicholas

Once upon a time, there was a young boy. This boy was born into both profound wealth and deep faith. His parents raised him to love Jesus and to be good to others. He knew that all he had was a gift from God, and that he was to honor God in how he lived with these gifts and shared them with others.

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By Rebecca J. Vander Muelen

World AIDS Day 2015 - Thoughts from Mozambique

December 1st is World AIDS Day. It's an opportunity to demonstrate international solidarity for people living with HIV and to commemorate the spirit of those who have died battling the deadly disease. Below is a dispatch from Rebecca J. Vander Muelen, the Director of Community Development for

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By Faith Rowold

Responding to Global Need, Hunger Program Legacy Lives On

Over the course of the 75th Anniversary Celebration, our 75 Stories Project has given me the opportunity to hear from many of Episcopal Relief & Development's supporters and friends.  This very special blog post comes from two people whose work with the Hunger Program of The Episcopal C

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By Rob Radtke

Be Not Afraid

Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, calls us to “Be not afraid.” I take his words to heart in these tense times.  Terrorism is not an abstract risk around the world and certainly not in New York City where I live with my family. If you let it, fear can paralyze you.  However

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By Lauren Fiata

New Kid on the Block

As one of the newer staff members at Episcopal Relief & Development, there has been much for me to learn about the organization. From our life saving work post
disaster, to our community development programs around the world, I truly feel that I am just one small piece of a much larger purpose.

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By Lisa Jacoby

Take an Immersive Trip Through Ghana!

See the sights and hear the sounds on this immersive trip through Ghana. In February 2015, Episcopal Relief & Development awarded two seminarians, Lisa Jacoby and Charles Bauer, with the Ghana Pilgrimage Seminary Fellowship. Using a story mapping tool, Lisa shares their journ

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By Sara Delaney

The Next Moonshot - Food Security for All

Today is World Food Day, a time when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. In this blog we follow Sara Delaney's experience at the Global Food Security Conference at Cornell University. #WFD2015  ___________________

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By Sara Delaney

World Food Day - A Community Volunteer Helps to Eradicate Hunger in India

World Food Day is October 16. A time when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. In this blog we meet Seema, a community volunteer doing her part in India. #WFD2015  _________________________________ I met Seema on a hot, muggy a

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By Nagulan Nesiah

International Panel of Experts Share Experiences on Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction is October 13, and the theme for 2015 is how communities are using traditional, indigenous and local knowledge to prepare for and respond to disasters. For Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners worldwide – including in the United States

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By Vanessa Pizer

Empowering Women and Girls: The Rule, Not the Exception (and it's not just a women's issue)

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
one of the most comprehensive and progressive global agendas for women and girls’ equality and empowerment. The momentum for ensuring that gender is at the forefront of national and international social,

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