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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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023

How Climate-Smart Farming Innovations Address Food Insecurity in Nicaragua

Santos and 987 farmers and gardeners received climate resilience training from CEPAD and Episcopal Relief & Development in 2022. Santos has implemented new practices that increased yields thanks to the training, making him more financially secure. Santos’ success story is a testament to the effectiveness of climate resilience training in promoting sustainable agriculture and improving livelihoods for farmers in Nicaragua.

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Thursday, Sep 21, 2023

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Northern California

Following the 2021 Northern California wildfires that burned over 200,000 acres, displaced many, and destroyed homes, schools, and businesses, Episcopal Relief & Development worked with partners to help restore and rebuild.

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Thursday, Aug 17, 2023

Learning and Partnering Together to Help Migrants in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana partnered with Episcopal Relief & Development for a second year of long-term recovery programming. 

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Monday, Jul 10, 2023

How Faith Leaders Are Reducing Gender-Based Violence in Liberia

Since 2015, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working within the interfaith community in Liberia to end violence against women and girls. In July 2023, Episcopal Relief & Development staff will join thousands of others at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference in Rwanda. The conference aims to galvanize participants to take action to advance gender equality and reduce gender-based violence.

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Thursday, Jun 15, 2023

How Chicken and Eggs Led to Welding Equipment

Through Ibihwa Christian and Vocational Training Centre, a program of Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner, The Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Festo, a deaf man, gained his welding certification. After graduating, Festo and his classmates began strategizing how to earn enough money to purchase the welding and other equipment needed for their careers.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Finding Peacemakers in the Holy Land

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board Chair, Teri Lawver, reflects on her recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the organization and other supporters.

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