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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, May 08, 2014

Mothers and Children – The Same Story All Over the World

By Esther Cohen

When my husband and I bought our home, our children were very small.  We had a three year old and an infant, and their health and safety were our primary concerns as we looked at houses, communities and schools.  Among the many att

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Change in the Pockets – Passion Fruit in Kenya

By Sara Delaney

I’ve wondered before if passion fruit really deserved such an emotion
filled name, but after visiting farmers in Nyanza, Kenya, and seeing their passion for growing it, I will always believe it should be called passion fruit.

A few years ago,

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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

World Malaria Day 2014: A Face of Courage and Hope

By Mike Smith

Tiny shafts of sunlight dot the mud walls of Margaret Atieno Juma’s small bedroom—just enough to illuminate the mosquito net that was hung there a year ago. It’s been a year of unprecedented good health for this petite mother and grandmother

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Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Easter Sunday: The Inclusive Body of Christ

By Robert W. Radtke

This reflection for Easter Sunday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the Anglican Communion were invited to reflect on their favorite scriptures and other resources. 

Jesus said to h

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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Good Friday – Give Ourselves in Love

By Gay Clark Jennings

 

 

It is Good Friday. A somber and painful day.  A day of betrayal and suffering. Jesus stands accused and convicted. His friends have deserted him. Peter denies him. He is flogged, given a crown of thorns by the soldiers,

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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Maundy Thursday: The Last Shall be First

By Sean McConnell

I think more than any other, Maundy Thursday services are the ones I remember most from my childhood. I always thought they were peculiar and mysterious. Since I’m a PK (priest’s kid), it was my dad I remember most. He would sit on

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