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Monday, Oct 12, 2015

International Panel of Experts Share Experiences on Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction is October 13, and the theme for 2015 is how communities are using traditional, indigenous and local knowledge to prepare for and respond to disasters. For Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners worldwide – including in the United States

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Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015

Empowering Women and Girls: The Rule, Not the Exception (and it’s not just a women’s issue)

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
one of the most comprehensive and progressive global agendas for women and girls’ equality and empowerment. The momentum for ensuring that gender is at the forefront of national and international social,

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Thursday, Oct 01, 2015

Creationism: Franciscan Style

I’ve taken to calling myself a creationist these days, in part (grinning impishly) because I like to see how people react and in part because I have come to believe. (Still grinning impishly.) But really – because of St. Francis – I have come to believe in creation.

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Friday, Sep 25, 2015

Here’s Why Episcopalians Like the Sustainable Development Goals

Today, Friday, September 25th, the General Assembly is expected to adopt a post-2015 development agenda, otherwise known as the “Sustainable Development Goals” or SDGs. These 17 goals succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that conclude at the end of 2015. 

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Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

So, What’s Up with the Sustainable Development Goals?

 This week, New York City—and especially the neighborhood where the Episcopal Church Center is located—is buzzing with activity.  The Pope is coming to town, along with hundreds of other world leaders, including the President of the United States, to attend the United Nations 

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Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

Prepared for Disasters in Your Own Backyard

September is National Preparedness Month. You don’t have to look far to see communities across the country having to respond to disasters regularly. Whether it’s wild fires in California, flooding in Texas, tornadoes in Oklahoma or ice storms in Maine, disaster preparedness is 

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