Our Stories of Lasting Change are filled with hope, inspiration and love in action. They reflect the experiences of Episcopal Relief & Development partners, staff, participant communities, volunteers and friends who are moved to make a measurable difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children and help communities prepare for and recover from climate-influenced events. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!

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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023

Grateful at Thanksgiving

Josephine Hicks thanks her family for their contributions to faith, education, and public health while highlighting Episcopal Relief & Development’s impactful community work this Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, Nov 08, 2023

Celebrating 15 Years of Shared Ministry

In 2007, two young boys from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, collected coins from students during Sunday School for Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life campaign. Fifteen years later, the church celebrates the ongoing efforts and their nearly a quarter-million-dollar contribution.

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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023

How Climate-Smart Farming Innovations Address Food Insecurity in Nicaragua

Santos and 987 farmers and gardeners received climate resilience training from CEPAD and Episcopal Relief & Development in 2022. Santos has implemented new practices that increased yields thanks to the training, making him more financially secure. Santos’ success story is a testament to the effectiveness of climate resilience training in promoting sustainable agriculture and improving livelihoods for farmers in Nicaragua.

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Thursday, Sep 21, 2023

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Northern California

Following the 2021 Northern California wildfires that burned over 200,000 acres, displaced many, and destroyed homes, schools, and businesses, Episcopal Relief & Development worked with partners to help restore and rebuild.

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Thursday, Aug 17, 2023

Learning and Partnering Together to Help Migrants in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana partnered with Episcopal Relief & Development for a second year of long-term recovery programming. 

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Monday, Jul 10, 2023

How Faith Leaders Are Reducing Gender-Based Violence in Liberia

Since 2015, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working within the interfaith community in Liberia to end violence against women and girls. In July 2023, Episcopal Relief & Development staff will join thousands of others at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference in Rwanda. The conference aims to galvanize participants to take action to advance gender equality and reduce gender-based violence.

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