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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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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Holy Water: Constructing a Rain-Water Reservoir

In the area where I live in Sri Lanka, we are currently experiencing an extended water cut, a result of inadequate maintenance of public infrastructure.  The last water cut we experienced in early August (for similar reasons) lasted four days. Household potable water is a comfort 

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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Third Time’s the Charm?

World Food Day is October 16, 2014. The goal throughout the year is to raise awareness of the challenges facing family farming which is the largest employer in the world. In this blog, Sara Delaney shares the challenges she witnessed in India. This past July I walked with 

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Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

Global Church Partners Complete Disaster Toolkit

What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world.  In Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen to health messaging from their priests than from the government health officers. In Central America, 

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