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, Feb 09, 2015

Emerging Seminarian Leaders Prepare for Their Pilgrimage to Ghana with Episcopal Relief & Development

In the next few weeks, two emerging seminary leaders will join others, including the Presiding Bishop, on Episcopal Relief & Development’s pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa. Charles Bauer and Lisa Jacoby are the recipients of the 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development Ghana Pilgrimage Seminary

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Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015

Trending Now – The New Way to Grow Vegetables!

I’m often out of touch with current fads or trends, especially here in the United States, since I spend close to half my time traveling around to see our programs. I have now lost count of the number of times that someone here in New York has given me an incredulous look when I admit that I 

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Academic Partnership In Burundi: Sharing Strengths

Last May, we shared a blog by Angela Siele, the first student to participate in our agriculture program in Burundi as part of our exciting new partnership with Cornell University. This blog is a new story shared by the Emily Ambrose, the second student to participate in this growing partnership 

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

The Art of Patience – From the Garden to the Subway Platform

Last week while impatiently waiting for the train to arrive in New York, I made myself think back to a conversation I had just recently had with two farmers in rural Nicaragua. We had just wrapped up a farmer exchange workshop, hosted by our partner CEPAD, and I asked two of the farmers who had 

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Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

All of This is in the Reach of our Hands

Over a hot, humid, rainy week in Nicaragua recently, I spent some time with our partner there, the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD). This was my third visit to see their work, and I’ve written in previous years about the amazing mega gardens that small farmers have created 

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Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Haiti 2015 : Remembrance, Reflection and a Hopeful Look to the Future

There is a Haitian proverb that says, ‘Se lè ou nan malè ou konnen si ou gen bon zanmi’ which translates to ‘It is in difficult times that you know who your good friends are.’ This proverb rings especially true for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, even now, 

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