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 adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Monday, Dec 21, 2015

‘The Work of Christmas’ : Healing a Hurting World

One of our greatest challenges as an organization is to identify how best to utilize finite resources.  But it is also a gift.  We have the privilege of being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, by recognizing those most in need and focusing our relief and development initiativ

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Friday, Dec 18, 2015

A day of Celebration, Partnership & Inspiration

I had the fortunate opportunity to meet the incredibly strong Nanay Helen, representative of an E-CARE Partner Family and a member of Sabang Boa Housing Association this past month when I attended the Episcopal Church in the Philippines’ Disaster Response Partnership Celebration in Sabang Bao.

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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Faith, Resilience, and Empowerment: The 2015 International Symposium

On November 11, we had the honor of hosting the 2015 International Symposium in New York, with presentations from some of our partners worldwide, as well as our own staff and special guests around the international development community. As the capstone event for the 75th Anniversary Celebration, it

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Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015

Timeless Stories of Laughter During Advent

  It was the fourth Sunday in Advent, and our Christian Education team wanted to do something a little “different” for the children’s sermon.  After all, the children were restless, Christmas was just around the corner, and it certainly seemed like a good opportunity

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Thursday, Dec 03, 2015

The Story of St. Nicholas

Once upon a time, there was a young boy. This boy was born into both profound wealth and deep faith. His parents raised him to love Jesus and to be good to others. He knew that all he had was a gift from God, and that he was to honor God in how he lived with these gifts and shared them with others.

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Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 – Thoughts from Mozambique

December 1st is World AIDS Day. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate international solidarity for people living with HIV and to commemorate the spirit of those who have died battling the deadly disease. Below is a dispatch from Rebecca J. Vander Muelen, the Director of Community Development for

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