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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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Monday, Jan 13, 2014

Educating for the Future in Haiti- The Bishop Tharp Business School

The anniversary of the Haiti earthquake was January 12th. With the long-term recovery of Haiti on our minds we look to The Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute (BTI) of Les Cayes, where students are being educated to meet the demands of a post-earthquake job market. 

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Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Four Years Later Long-term Recovery Continues in Haiti

On the anniversary of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, as we pray we are reminded of people’s painful losses as well as their long journey toward recovery. 

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Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013

‘And Now Let Us Welcome The New Year’

And now let us welcome the new year, Full of things that have never been.                           
Rainer Maria Rilke      

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Monday, Dec 23, 2013

A Blessed Christmas

  The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them light has shined.                           

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Saturday, Dec 21, 2013

Even Stronger Next Time- Comprehensive programing in the Philippines builds resilience for the future

By Sara Delaney We landed in Tacloban early on a Thursday morning, setting down on an airfield full of military planes and white UN tents. On the half-hour drive from the airport to where we would be staying, my mind tried to take in the new landscape. Where buildings and houses had once stood,

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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013

Donkeys – A Labor-Saving Strategy Then and Now

We all know that Mary rode a donkey as she and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem [1]. And all women who have given birth can truly appreciate the value of that donkey, given the 80-mile journey in the ninth month of pregnancy. Now more than 2,000 years later, donkeys are 

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