Stories

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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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Monday, Mar 07, 2016

Engaging Men of Faith to Be Champions in the Fight to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Episcopal Relief & Development president Rob Radtke reflects on the pursuit of true gender equality and ask the question, what is men’s role in the process?

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Friday, Mar 04, 2016

What Is Your Dream for Your Future?

It is said that the ability to visualize what we want unleashes the power to make it so. 

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Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

A Prayer & Vision for All Mothers

This past August, my husband and I traveled to the Holy Land with a group from Episcopal Relief & Development. We spent two days in Nazareth, the place where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary

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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

The Joys of Worship & Celebration in Myanmar

One of the many questions my friends ask when I describe my work with Episcopal Relief & Development is, “Does conversion happen?” It’s a tough question. 

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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

The Peaceful Prayer of Gardening

I hated weeding when I was a child. It felt like a sentence to sweaty, itchy, undeserved duty. And I definitely hated picking the cabbage worms off of the broccoli. But it was better than thinking about how many worms I might eat at the supper table. Fresh vegetables are definitely delicious but decidedly risky. 

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Finding the Unexpected in New Orleans: Love and a Life’s Purpose

When Amanda met Ross, it was 2007 in post-Katrina New Orleans. A dog-share turned into love, which over the course of the next few years turned into another dog, and a wedding, and two babies and a wonderful life together.

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