Nagulan Nesiah

 

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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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Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

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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Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

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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Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

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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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Dedicated Few

By Nagulan Nesiah.

The news from South Sudan continues to be troubling. But it's not news I see on our nightly broadcasts or read about in the major newspapers.  South Sudan seems to be all but forgotten by the mainstream media. No, the news I get

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Monday, Apr 07, 2014

Healing a Hurting World, Literally!

By Nagulan Nesiah

Beti Marandi and Mehdi Hansda are two ordinary housewives from a small village in India, who are doing extraordinary things for their community. These women, along with 30 others, recently participated in First Aid training through th

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