Faith Rowold

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

Caring for our Neighbors, Near and Far

In my work as Communications Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development, I get to talk to a lot of wonderful people in congregations across the country about the ways they engage with our mission of healing a hurting world.  This month, I’ve been hearing about Episcopal Relief

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Friday, Jan 11, 2013

A Harvest of the Arts, for Haiti

Once in a while, I’ll get a phone call out of the blue that winds up being a great story.  I have the Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby to thank for this one. Reverend Erin, as she is known in her parish, was a member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Seminary Network during her time at

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Thursday, Dec 20, 2012

Kids Love Christmas Market and Making a Difference

In New Mexico, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos hosted their annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar on December 1.  For the past 10 years, the church’s thrift store has been setting aside donations that might make good presents for moms, dads and siblings of kids

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Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012

Taking Time to Wait

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always a blur.  Between food, friends, shopping, traveling and – oh right – work, I have to confess that the whole Advent thing about “waiting” and “anticipating” seems a bit of a departure from reality.

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Friday, Nov 16, 2012

“A Shield in the Midst of Life’s Storms”

In mid-October, I traveled with Katie Mears, our Program Manager for US Disaster Preparedness and Response, to the town of West Pittston, Pennsylvania.  West Pittston had suffered severe flooding after Hurricane Irene in 2011, when the Susquehanna River overflowed its banks. 

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Saturday, Oct 27, 2012

Building Trust to Save Lives

It was “In House” this week at Episcopal Relief & Development, which is when all of our staff, including from the Ghana regional office and satellite locations around the US, get together at the church center here in New York.  It’s always exciting to see everyone together

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