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By Mike Smith

Harvey One Year Later

One year after Hurricane Harvey inundated South Texas, the recovery process seems almost as random as the storm itself. How are people doing? It depends. People with few resources are struggling, as if the storm had just hit. And for many, a nagging depression lingers. They know that full recovery is a long way away. 

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By Richard Hoff

Episcopal Legacy Starts Early and Continues for a Lifetime and Beyond

Olive Liechty-DePonte is a long-time Episcopal Relief & Development supporter from California. Recently, Major Gifts Officer Richard Hoff had a chance to catch up with this amazing Episcopalian regarding her lifelong support of the organization.

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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 The Rev Rachel Carnegie

Transforming Relationships: Hope for Gender Justice

Post General Convention, The Rev. Rachel Carnegie reflects on a conversation she had about empowerment and shares her hopes for women and girls around the world.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Great Summer Reads: Our Fave Empowerment Stories

Some summer reads to go along with the warm sun and cool breeze. 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Great Summer Reads: Journey to Asia

Enjoy these stories poolside with a tall glass of lemonade.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief Debuts A New Video

We are proud to present our new organizational video. Recently, at the 79th General Convention, our president Rob Radtke presented this video which highlights our new key areas. 

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By Sean McConnell

Gearing Up for a Colorful Convention

Join us at this 79th General Convention online or at the booth, as we "Color Our World" with Faith, Dignity, Relationship, Leadership and Excellence. Visit us at our booth 401 between July 3 and July 11, to learn how we work to become the hands and feet of God in the world.

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By Betsy Deisroth

Helping children build brighter futures in Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone that supported our recent campaign to help children thrive. We are delighted to report that we surpassed our $250K goal—enabling us to reach so many more of the world's most vulnerable children. In this blog, Vice President of Advancement, Betsy Deisroth, shares why we are driven to make a difference in this critical area. 

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By Rob Radtke

Fulfilling God’s Dreams in Zambia

"What I love about this program is that it speaks both to my head and my heart," says Rob Radtke as he reflects on his recent visit to Early Childhood Development centers in Zambia.

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