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Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Together, Let’s Make a Joyful Noise! A Letter from the President & CEO

Joy is not just an emotion or a feeling. It is the assurance of great things to come. During Christmas, we celebrate with joy the birth of Jesus Ch...

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Friday, Sep 30, 2016


Simon Apa is a 39-year-old farmer in Ghana. For years, he struggled to provide for his wife and three children — but, fortunately, that hasn’t been the case since he started raising pigs. 

Within five months of receiving the pigs, they had multiplied and were ready to be sold in the market. With this new income, Simon was able to pay back a loan and buy a tricycle (‘motor-king’), which he is now using to transport goods from his farm. He also plans to use it for commercial purposes to earn extra income and pay for his children’s education.

Simon is very grateful for our support. “It has changed my financial situation,” he says. “God bless you all.” 

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Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

An Historical Journey: 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World

I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World.

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Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Gifts of Love, Gifts for Life!

Advent is a season to anticipate the coming of Christ. And what better way to celebrate the spirit of the Christ Child, than to love one another as Christ loved us!

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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding and Recovery

When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn. 

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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

A Lifetime’s Dedication – The Reverend Alden Besse

The room at the top of the stairs is a shared home office. The Reverend Alden Besse is on the left, his wife Barbara on the right. Hers has a computer and file cabinets. She’s the organized one, the one who does e-mail. Alden’s side of the room is awash in post-its, newspaper clippings, books and small mountains of other stuff. One desk chair looks to be in a permanently supine position. It appears quite possible that a small but powerful bomb just went off.

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