Stories

Please enjoy the many storiesĀ illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. Be sure to sign upĀ to receive inspiring new stories and multimedia features throughout theĀ month. Join us and be a part of this caring, compassionate community!

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 adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Maundy Thursday: Love One Another

On Maundy Thursday, we participate in the act of humility and self-sacrifice. We follow Christ’s example of washing the feet of one another. In this blog, Sean McConnell encourages us to think about what the equivalent of feet washing is in the modern day. 

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Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017

Palm Sunday: A Crime of Passion

The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby writes about passion. Read this blog to learn about Christ’s passion for bringing Heaven down to earth and be encouraged to love and heal a hurting world.

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Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017

Village Strengthened by Community-Led Sanitation Process in Angola

Meet Domingos and Rosa, a couple with five children living in Quimussungo, Angola and hear how the Maza yi Moyo (Water Is Life) program has changed their lives.

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Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017

A Season for the Oil of Chrism and Justice

Discover more about the Oil of the Chrism tradition practiced by the Episcopal Diocese of California at Grace Cathedral.

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn Reflects On The Gift Of Diversity

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Self-Care: Inspiration From T.S. Eliot

An important part of self-care is taking a break from the work that you do and the buzzing world that surrounds. Literature is great for giving your mind rest. It has the power to change the way we see ourselves, understand others and interact with the world around us. In this blog, Vanessa reflects on  T.S. Eliot’s “Ash Wednesday” poem.

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