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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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Mother’s Day: Hopes and Dreams

Being in New York, I live some 2,500 miles away from my mom.  She is in Seattle embracing an active retirement with my dad and creating a wonderful second ‘career’ that involves living out a long time calling as a deacon.  I couldn’t be more proud of her for staying the 

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Hitel Family: No Strings Attached

Each day, Jamie and Sarah Hitel are surrounded by children: three of their own and dozens of others. She’s a teacher and he’s the music director at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT. Maybe it’s all those youngsters that make Jamie and Sarah so approachable, unflappable and 

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Decades of Grassroots Learning Equips E-CARE to Help Transform Region

I live in a house located about 50 yards up a slippery dirt and limestone path, on the side of a valley that surrounds Poblacion Tadian. The house, luckily for me, is also situated at a prime vantage point to view the compound of Saint Michael and All Angels parish, which is where the South East 

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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

La Planificación Financiera Inspira a Mujeres Guatemaltecas a Invertir en el Futuro

This story is a translated version of a previous story: Inspiring Women to Invest in Their Futures through Financial Planning.
En Guatemala, pequeños grupos de residentes de poblados están realizando un trabajo conjunto, para

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Friday, Apr 24, 2015

World Malaria Day: Invest in the Future

The World Health Organization reports that “we are winning the fight against malaria,” but warns there is the risk of resurgence if we don’t take care to sustain the gains made so far against this disease, which still kills an estimated 430,000 children each year.  

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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Green Hills School and NetsforLife®: Changing the World Through Innovation

Imagine a classroom where there are no desks, and where students are encouraged to write directly on the table in front of them. Imagine a classroom where students are given the latest technology to build trebuchets and catapults, implements of medieval warfare, to better connect and understand

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