Stories

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 prepare for and recover from climate-influenced events. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!


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Friday, Oct 07, 2016

L’espoir Fait Vivre (Where There is Hope There is Life)

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Program Officer in Haiti, Ernest Cajuste, shares his account of Hurricane Matthew and expresses hope as the country responds and prepares for recovery.

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Monday, Oct 03, 2016

Blessings of the Farm

In this blog Lisa Ransom of Grow Compost Vermont shares a prayer for all of creation’s animals to honor St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals and Ecology.

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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

It Takes A Village

In this blog, follow Sara Delaney as she and her husband become parents for the first time and discover that it does take a village, or support system, to raise a child, especially when you’re trying to get them to eat! On World Food Day, Sara shows us that we should think of food as more than what grows from the ground or can be purchased from a market; food is a part of us. 

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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

Thinking About & Preparing For Disasters

Thinking about a possible disaster can be overwhelming for many people, but preparing for the “what-ifs,” as you will see in this blog post, will help you. Here’s a blog article from the perspective of our Episcopal Relief & Development US Disaster Team with easy-to-follow steps and resources to help you be resilient in times of a disaster.

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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Flooding in Louisiana – Assisting at The Right Time

Find out the best way to volunteer in response to the flooding in Louisiana.

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Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Honoring Ruth Messinger and Interfaith Collaboration on LGBT Issues

One of the giants of faith-based relief and development, Ruth Messinger, is retiring at the end of June. As the President of American Jewish World Service, it is hard to overstate Ruth’s contribution to the fight for lives of dignity and prosperity around the world. Her powerful voice will be sorely missed. Her witness and unstinting advocacy for those whose voices don’t always get the attention they should have been an inspiration.

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