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 prepare for and recover from climate-influenced events. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

#KATRINA10 – ‘Hi, I’m from New Orleans’: ​Building Community After Katrina and Beyond

#KATRINA10 BLOG SERIES ___________________________________________________________ It has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated many states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. Through the #KATRINA10 Blog Series we will be sharing stories

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Sunday, Jun 28, 2015

From Chickens to Hope

Growing up on a Nebraska farm, I know a little something about farming. Raising chickens is an effective way to increase the amount of available protein often lacking in people’s diets in rural communities around the world.  Rearing chickens is not easy.  In many parts of Central 

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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

Take a Storytelling Journey Through Kenya!

Are you ready for an immersive journey through Kenya? That’s what it feels like when listening to Major Gifts Officer Mike Smith share his in depth experience of visiting families, savings groups, health clinics and passion fruit farmers in Kenya.  You have the option to experience this

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Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

Clean Water for All God’s People

During our 75th Anniversary Celebration, we are sharing 75 stories over 75 weeks – illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. This one comes from Peggy Hansen the chairman of the World Missions Committee and is a reminder about how it

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Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015

Father’s Day: A Special Church Bell for a Special Father

Recently, my mom posted a photo on Facebook. I was curious about it because it was a photo of a church bell with a Celtic cross on top, and it was in front of the church where my dad had been Rector for more than 20 years. But I had never seen it before. It looked right in place, but it was not

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Monday, Jun 15, 2015

What’s in a Name?

So, what is a Presiding Bishop?  And, what is The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief? I was attending my first conference after being selected as President of what was then the organization with that unwieldy name. Those attending were heads of over 150 major international relief and

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