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Third Time’s the Charm?
World Food Day is October 16, 2014. The goal throughout the year is to raise awareness of the challenges facing family farming which is the largest employer in the world. In this blog, Sara Delaney shares the challenges she witnessed in India. This past July I walked with
Global Church Partners Complete Disaster Toolkit
What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world. In Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen to health messaging from their priests than from the government health officers. In Central America,
A Reason to Go Out
Day of the Girl is on October 11th, a great time to remember the importance of empowering girls and women. In this story we learn that sometimes the simplest things can help. When I went to central India in August to visit a new agriculture program we have started there with CASA
St. Francis’ Day: Animals as Blessings
On St. Francis’ Day, many Episcopal churches open their doors to animals of every kind. Fuzzy, furry, feathered and scaled. Slimy, soft, cuddly and jumpy; people and their animal companions come to church on that day for the animals to be blessed. A beautiful gesture to be sure, and in my mind
Responding to the Ebola Crisis: A Collective Effort
On a cloudy day in September, Agnes, Boima, Siah, Weedor and Harry gather at the Bong County Health Office in Liberia. They make up the Core Development Program team for the Episcopal Church of Liberia. Together, they support community advancements in agriculture, gender-based issues and health.
Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods in Mozambique
In this captivating video, we can see how Asset-Based Community Development is used to empower remote communities in Mozambique. One example of the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development and the Diocese of Lebombo is the brick making program.