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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Monday, Sep 08, 2014

Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

“Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.”  
Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan In honor of International Day of 

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Relationships Matter in Disaster Recovery

Recently, I travelled to Central Washington State with Dave Baylor and the Rev. Patty Baker. Dave and Patty are co
Diocesan Disaster Coordinators for the Diocese of Olympia, and Dave is a fellow Partners in Response volunteer with Episcopal Relief & Development

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

A Lifetime’s Dedication – The Reverend Alden Besse

The room at the top of the stairs is a shared home office. The Reverend Alden Besse is on the left, his wife Barbara on the right. Hers has a computer and file cabinets. She’s the organized one, the one who does e-mail. Alden’s side of the room is awash in post-its, newspaper clippings,

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Prayer and Perseverance

Lately, it’s been hard to watch the news. We are bombarded with images of devastation — people affected by an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the plight of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq and those in need of food and shelter in Gaza. At home, we are facing 

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Monday, Aug 11, 2014

#EYE14 – Already Healing a Hurting World

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 Tuesday, August 12th is International Youth Day. In celebration of all the youth worldwide here is a blog on the recent Episcopal Youth Event 2014 that demonstrates

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Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014

Giving in the Midst of Gratitude

We love the creative ways people come together to raise awareness around Episcopal Relief & Development. This year we’ve seen a BBQ contest in Texas, a bike riding fundraiser in Virginia and a festival in Connecticut, just to name a few. A recent trend emerging is around weddings. Yes! 

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