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By Mike Smith

Puerto Rico is "The Diocese of Hope"

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, but communities are recovering bit by bit and are preparing for the upcoming season.

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By Betsy Deisroth

Families have an impact on the world

Betsy shares what she feels is the power and purpose of close-knit relationships with a renewed perspective, having just returned from Zambia and experiencing great loss.

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By Archdeacon Luay Haddad

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Azraq Camp in Jordan

Experience a Mother's Day celebration in the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Communities Take the Lead in Development

The In Conversation series offers up an opportunity for people to gain a deeper understanding about how Episcopal Relief & Development partners with communities around the world. In this blog we capture a conversation between long-time program officers Nagulan Nesiah and Abiy Seifu on the merits of Asset-Based Community Development.  

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By Hilary Asiah

A Day in the Life of a Lead Health Promoter in the Fight Against Malaria

Program Officer Hilary Asiah provides a glimpse into the experience of lead health promoters who walk alongside their communities to fight against malaria.

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By Vanessa Pizer

Expanding a Culture of Resilience

Expanding a Culture of Resilience tells the story of rural farmers in Nicaragua who have learned new ways to help alleviate hunger and end poverty within their communities for generations to come.

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By Rob Radtke

An Energetic Teacher in Jordan Stands Out

Marwan is a passionate teacher at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Jordan. Rob Radtke sat down with him to learn more about his story.

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By Josephine Hicks

Celebrating New Beginnings in Port Aransas, Texas

Josephine Hicks, our VP for Episcopal Church Programs, recently made a visit to West Texas and was encouraged by how the church is recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Discover more about the ongoing recovery

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By Idris Buabeng

Monitoring, done the people's way

Idris shares some observations from a water and sanitation project in Angola.

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By The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings

Easter: a cause for childlike wonder

Happy Easter, everyone! The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings describes the Easter story with childlike wonder.

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