Stories

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 Vanessa Pizer

Expanding a Culture of Resilience

Expanding a Culture of Resilience tells the story of rural farmers in Nicaragua who have learned new ways to help alleviate hunger and end poverty within their communities for generations to come.

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By Rob Radtke

An Energetic Teacher in Jordan Stands Out

Marwan is a passionate teacher at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Jordan. Rob Radtke sat down with him to learn more about his story.

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By Josephine Hicks

Celebrating New Beginnings in Port Aransas, Texas

Josephine Hicks, our VP for Episcopal Church Programs, recently made a visit to West Texas and was encouraged by how the church is recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Discover more about the ongoing recovery

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By Idris Buabeng

Monitoring, done the people's way

Idris shares some observations from a water and sanitation project in Angola.

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By The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings

Easter: a cause for childlike wonder

Happy Easter, everyone! The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings describes the Easter story with childlike wonder.

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By Sean McConnell

12 Songs to Soothe Your Soul on Good Friday

This playlist will help you focus on the meaning of Good Friday. 

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By Dawn Murdock

Giving Back to God as an Act of Worship

Out of the mouths of babes...Dawn shares a story about a time when she attended children's church in Zambia and heard a heartfelt sermon from an impressive young person.

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By Christina Irene

Measuring Success in Kenya and Beyond

Christina introduces an exciting new measurement tool that Episcopal Relief & Development has invested in. This new tool will change the way the organization can accurately calculate the impact of its community-led programs around the world.

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By The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson

Ash Wednesday: A Call to Wake Up

On Ash Wednesday, Canon Chuck Robertson reminds us of its significance.

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By The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

One Dress. 40 Days : #LentMyWay

Hillary Raining will be wearing the same dress for 40 days of Lent. The Rector of St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne, PA is embarking on a journey to connect her faith with her passion for creating a sustainable future and raising awareness of Episcopal Relief & Development. Starting on Ash Wednesday (2/14/18), she will be posting a photograph each day to her website, reflecting on the Lenten meditation from the day from our 2018 Lenten Meditations booklet and encouraging friends and readers to donate to our programs. In this blog, we learn what motivates her to enter into this faithful journey.

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