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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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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Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015

A Day at the South East and Pacific Community Development Training – Working with the System

I recently had the opportunity to pause for a day and observe the activities of the 2nd Annual South East Asia and Pacific Community Development Training, which Andrew Joyce introduced in his blog last month. This event is hosted by the Episcopal Community Action for Renewal and Empowerment 

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Monday, Jun 01, 2015

Turning a Cow, Flowers and Laboring Hands into Assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo

 As part of its Ensemble Nous Pouvons (Together We Can) program, the Anglican Church of Congo (PEAC) is mobilizing members to create and develop initiatives that use existing resources to improve the physical, economic, social and spiritual lives of its communities. Since 2009, ENP has spread

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