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Monday, Nov 17, 2014

Mobile Health Clinic: A Path to Dignity and Wholeness

I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had flattened the country.  I traveled with a dedicated slate of church leaders who carried water and food to isolated mountain villages, stood in the rain assessing the

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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Resilient Communities Grow to Help Others

On November 8, 2013, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded hit the central islands of the Philippines. The islands of Leyte and Samar were hit the hardest, with more than 6,000 dead and 1,000 missing. Southern cities like Tacloban and Surigao were devastated, with infrastructure damaged so 

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Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014

An Historical Journey: 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World

I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World. Our team has been hard at work — scouring the archives, checking dates and discovering new details about our growth into a global 

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Monday, Nov 03, 2014

Gifts of Love, Gifts for Life!

Advent is a season to anticipate the coming of Christ. And what better way to celebrate the spirit of the Christ Child, than to love one another as Christ loved us! In my work on the Engagement team here at Episcopal Relief & Development, one of the joys of my job is hearing about the creative

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

El Dia de los Muertos: Leave a Legacy

Around my house, we have a special love for la Dia de los Muertos. Well before we had children, my wife and I collected Dia de los Muertos art from Mexico. Being a physical therapist, my wife has an interest in skeletal anatomy and has a few different anatomically correct skeletons of different 

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Monday, Oct 27, 2014

Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding and Recovery

When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn.  Encouraged by our US Disaster Program staff and having gone through Hurricane Irene the year before, I had bought extra peanut butter and a couple gallons of drinking water

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