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By Nagulan Nesiah

Feast of St. Francis: A Burmese Farmer’s Tale

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis today, we bring you a story about one of our program participants and his family in Myanmar, Southeast Asia. Field photographer Lar Thu recounts his experience following the footsteps of herder Saw Moo Le and his family.

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By Nagulan Nesiah

Farmers in Myanmar Diversify Crops For Economic Stability

With assistance from Episcopal Relief & Development and local partners, small-crop farmers in Myanmar are finding ways of keeping to their tradition of growing rice, while increasing their overall production and economic stability.

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By Nagulan Nesiah

International Disaster Preparedness Day | Localizing Response to Disasters

We continue to pray for those impacted by the wildfires in Northern California and those beginning to recover from recent hurricanes. For International Disaster Preparedness Day, Nagulan Nesiah, Sr. Program Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction,  shares some important news about disaster preparedness. 

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By Nagulan Nesiah

The Joys of Worship & Celebration in Myanmar

One of the many questions my friends ask when I describe my work with Episcopal Relief & Development is, “Does conversion happen?” It’s a tough question. 

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By Nagulan Nesiah

'The Work of Christmas' : Healing a Hurting World

One of our greatest challenges as an organization is to identify how best to utilize finite resources.  But it is also a gift.  We have the privilege of being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, by recognizing those most in need and focusing our relief and development initiativ

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By Nagulan Nesiah

International Panel of Experts Share Experiences on Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction is October 13, and the theme for 2015 is how communities are using traditional, indigenous and local knowledge to prepare for and respond to disasters. For Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners worldwide – including in the United States

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By Nagulan Nesiah

Holy Water: Constructing a Rain-Water Reservoir

In the area where I live in Sri Lanka, we are currently experiencing an extended water cut, a result of inadequate maintenance of public infrastructure.  The last water cut we experienced in early August (for similar reasons) lasted four days. Household potable water is a comfort 

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By Nagulan Nesiah

Global Church Partners Complete Disaster Toolkit

What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world.  In Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen to health messaging from their priests than from the government health officers. In Central America, 

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By Nagulan Nesiah

Disaster Risk Reduction Also Heals

By Nagulan Nesiah
A few weeks ago, we shared a story on a group of elderly folks in rural China who are making a difference in their community by cleaning up their local river and installing a system to bring fresh water to their homes. On the opposite end of the age

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By Nagulan Nesiah

Age is Nothing But a Number

By Nagulan Nesiah.
In partnership with the Amity Foundation, Episcopal Relief & Development began a program in China to combat pollution and improve health in rural communities such as the Puxi Village. In the Puxi Village, a tiny locale in south

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