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Thursday, Nov 01, 2018

All Saints’ Day: The Everyday Saints That Live Among Us

Who do we consider as saints and why? Sean McConnell, Senior Director for Engagement at Episcopal Relief & Development, shares how he came up with his personal and inclusive definition as a result of his own spiritual journey, inviting readers to discern what’s meaningful to them when considering the faithful and venerated…

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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018

Hurricane Season and the Spirit of Resurrection

As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas, Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President for Programs, reminds us to keep the faith through trying times. Reflecting on past recovery efforts, she writes on the spirit of resurrection, which continually inspires our organization’s climate resilience work.

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Thursday, Oct 04, 2018

Feast of St. Francis: A Burmese Farmer’s Tale

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis today, we bring you a story about one of our program participants and his family in Myanmar, Southeast Asia. Field photographer Lar Thu recounts his experience following the footsteps of herder Saw Moo Le and his family.

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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Lessons Learned from Harvey – Managing the Circle of Care

Carol E. Barnwell was the Director for Communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas during Hurricane Harvey. In this blog, she offers up some tips for other communities of faith facing similar situations. This blog was originally shared with clergy and lay-people in the US Disaster newsletter, Lamplight. So while the tips may not apply to all, it offers an interesting glimpse into the important role of faith, especially in Episcopal communities, before, during and after disaster.

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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence 2018: How Can I Help?

As I sit in Charlotte, North Carolina, I understand the roller coaster of emotions felt by people throughout many states bordering the Atlantic – concern, anxiety, relief, renewed concern – as forecasts and models for Hurricane Florence morphed and cast the Cone of Uncertainty in different directions in the days before it made landfall. 

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Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

Two Women and a Truck Help Put a Community Back Together

As Hurricane Florence draws nearer, we send prayers and support our partners as they prepare to respond to the needs of the impacted community. At this time, we also recognize the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. Mike Smith, Major Gifts Officer, shares a story of a community in Texas and how they are rebuilding and recovering together.

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