Stories

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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 adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014

How Will I Live and Love Differently This Lent?

  By The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori This reflection for Ash Wednesday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the Anglican Communion were invited to reflect on their favorite scriptures and 

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Monday, Mar 03, 2014

On Lent and Love

By Angela Kim
Growing up with a Christian background, surrounded by Christians my entire life, there are many traditions that have become just another routine or habit. Lent could be perceived as one of those traditions. Each year, I reflect on what I 

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

‘I will, with God’s Help’

By Chad Brinkman As I think on the coming season of Lent, I reflect on the Baptismal Covenant, the promises made in the presence of God as to how we are called to live out our faith. In the Baptismal Covenant the question is asked: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people,

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Friday, Feb 21, 2014

Brick by Brick

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. This story comes from Mary Stuart Smart, a recipient of the Ghana Pilgrimage Scholarship of 2013. It is a snapshot of her experience in Ghana,

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Sunday, Jan 26, 2014

Philippines Giving – From Near and Far

  When I got on the plane in New York for Manila a few weeks ago, I had in the back of my mind the generosity of the many, many people across the country who had donated to our Philippines recovery work. I was impressed by the outpouring of support, in most cases from those who had never

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Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014

Education in Haiti Meets Post-earthquake Job Market

Earlier this week we featured the first two of four testimonials from students attending The Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute (BTI). Below students Evan and Joan share their experience. The anniversary of the Haiti earthquake was January 12th. With the long-term 

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