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, Apr 02, 2015

Learning to Live in Hope of Resurrection

I have to admit that writing a blog for Good Friday is a real challenge for me. To me, Good Friday has always felt like one of those inevitable processes that you have to get through to reach the glorious and grace
filled outcome on the other side. As we know, there would be no Easter without Good 

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Maundy Thursday: To Serve is to Love

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” —John 13:34
35 This is the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples as he humbly washed their feet 

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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

What Makes You Feel Independent?

I traveled to Ghana earlier this month with some clear expectations. I hadn’t been to visit our program there since last May, when we were just kicking off our Grand Challenges Explorations Grant program, as I wrote about in Getting Ready for the Donkeys. At that point, 100 women had decided

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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015

Episcopal Asset Map: Aerial Tours of The Episcopal Church — Sign Up Now!

My name is Ethan Lowery and I have a confession. I am an extrovert.  And a church nerd. So imagine how exciting it is for me to take folks on an aerial tour of The Episcopal Church across the 50 states, through the Episcopal Asset Map! To clarify, this is a virtual aerial tour, through an

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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

One of the most important ways of engaging with our work around the world, and especially during the 75th Anniversary Celebration, is by lifting up prayers for the communities in which we work. This prayer comes from Lifting Women’s Voices: Prayers to Change the World, a collection of

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Monday, Mar 09, 2015

Japan Earthquake Anniversary: Three Little Owls

Once upon a time, three little owls sat at my desk. The story of where they came from has a sad beginning, but a joyful end. In the beginning is the triple disaster that hit eastern Japan on March 11, 2011.  That day, an 8.9
magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the country’s

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