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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 Tamara Plummer

On the ground in California: Being Present with Communities Post-Disaster

Tamara Plummer, Program Officer for Asset Recognition, recounts her time in the Golden State late last year during and after the tense moments of the wildfires and Thousand Oaks shooting.

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By Neel Lane

Board chair signs off with a message of beauty, joy and love for the New Year

Outgoing Board Chair Neel Lane (Province VII) wraps up his eight-year term with a message for the New Year. The San Antonio-based attorney imparts final reflections on his journey with Episcopal Relief & Development, which took him from relief work in the US to a pilgrimage to Ghana. We thank him for his dedicated service to the organization and wish him all the best in his continuing work in 2019 and beyond.


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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Best of 2018: The Top 10 Stories of the Year

We ran the numbers and discovered what YOU loved the most!

As 2018 comes to a close, we review the top 10 stories read by our audience over the past year. If you missed out on any of them, here’s your chance to brush up on the best of the last 12 months.

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By Rob Radtke

Arise and Shine! A Letter from the President & CEO

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Join our Christmas Lip Sync Challenge!

Continue the festivities through the 12 Days of Christmas! Gather your loved ones for a little fun and share your joyous spirit this season by lip syncing to your favorite Holiday tunes. Then Challenge three (3) of your friends to do the same after posting your video! #EpiscopalLipSynChallenge

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Listen to the Latest Audio News and Stories: Abundance Unlocked

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By Vanessa Pizer

Convening our Greatest Assets for Climate Resiliency

In October 2018, Nagulan Nesiah and Vanessa Pizer led a week-long workshop in Sri Lanka on Climate Resilience. In this blog, they write about those who participated and the incredible work accomplished there, demonstrating how great things are made possible when we work together for lasting change!

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By Josephine Hicks

Giving thanks for food, family, and children!

To kick off the holiday season, Josephine Hicks – Vice President for Episcopal Church Programs – shares the family traditions she’ll be partaking in this year. She also takes this opportunity to give thanks to the Episcopal Relief & Development community – including you! – for breathing life into the work we do.

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By Chad Brinkman

Universal Children’s Day: Extending our love to all children

For Universal Children's Day, Chad Brinkman, Program Officer for Engagement, expresses how the love for his child has the power to grow and embrace children all over the world. 

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By Jessica A. Forrester

The Universal Language of Kindness

For World Kindness Day 2018, Episcopal Relief & Development Engagement Associate Jessica Forrester recalls the advice her grandmother gave her as a child – words she carries through her own journey of motherhood. We follow her reflections, and even find out how kindness is scientifically proven to be good for you!

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