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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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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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013

A Young Doctor and Her Small Team Are Making Things Better in El Salvador

Recently, I became involved in a lengthy discussion of health care. But it had nothing to do with the current back-and-forth in this country.  Our guest was Dr. Daniella Flamenco, a soft-spoken 36 year-old physician with a quick smile. She runs the health program of the Episcopal Diocese of

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Thursday, Dec 05, 2013


  She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’                                                        

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Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013

The Advent Paradox

For those of us from liturgical traditions, time is a sacred thing. It is Advent, more than any other season that drives this home for us. It is our New Year in church time. We mark each day with special calendars and each week with candles on a wreath. We read prophets who set our hearts on the 

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