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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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Thursday, Dec 04, 2014

Advent: Seeking and Serving Christ in All Persons

I don’t have too many memories of Advent from my childhood (the sense of waiting and preparation that I recall as a child came from the more secular concerns about new toys and a holiday meal!) but we did have a crèche, and it was put out in the living room with great ceremony every 

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Monday, Dec 01, 2014

Caring and Compassion for People Living with HIV/AIDS

By Faith Rowold and Ximena Diego.
Today’s feature story explores the vital work of our partner Siempre Unidos. It started with an Episcopal priest in Honduras who recognized a need in his community and found a way to offer care and compassion for people living 

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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Celebrating and Sharing Abundance at Thanksgiving Tables and Worldwide!

My family tradition for Thanksgiving was, like many others, built around a spectacular communal meal. At least 15 members of my extended family would gather around the oval oak dining room table with the extra leafs inserted. Extra chairs and stools were pulled out from storage and the large blue 

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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

Advent Lessons from The Sound of Music, or a Few of Our Favorite Thingsā€¦

In my past life, I was an active theatrical director and designer.  For a few years, I taught theater at a wonderful private school in Texas.  During this time I helped to establish a theater program for the school.  One of the highlights of this program was the annual musical product

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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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