Stories

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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Saturday, Nov 30, 2013

World Aids Day 2013: Striving for an Aids-Free Generation

Today is the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Today, we have the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our support to people living with HIV, and to commemorate the 35 million we have lost to the disease. This year’s theme is  “Shared Responsibility: 

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Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Thanksgiving: Silent Conversations from the Heart

H.B. has been a regular donor to Episcopal Relief & Development for some time. His donations have come via checks written by a Correctional Facility in another state. In recent years, he became aware of our Gifts for Life campaign and started giving modest support to the catalog. 

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Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

Gay Clark Jennings on #WeWillSpeakOut

Across the Communion, Anglican women are bound together in many ways—by our shared commitment to God’s mission, our desire for unity in diversity and our work for the dignity of women and the well-being of children. Unfortunately, we are also bound together by the fact that one in 

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

Proven Success Earns NetsforLife® Key Spot at Roundtable Discussion in Kenya

Today I am in Nairobi, where Episcopal Relief & Development and NetsforLife® are co-sponsoring GBCHealth’s Business Engagement Roundtable on Malaria in Kenya. This is an opportunity to communicate the critical role that the business sector has in addressing the challenges and 

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Monday, Nov 11, 2013

Taking the Long View on Disaster Recovery

When Typhoon Haiyan struck, a colleague and I were packing our bags for a visit with our partners in the Philippines. Initially, it wasn’t clear if the typhoon would set things back since the Philippines experience around 20 typhoons a year, and as a result have built a capacity for responding

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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

Andrew Maxwell, One of the Saints of God

This All Saints’ Day, I will remember Andrew Maxwell. I never met him, but we talked on the phone occasionally. He was kind and quick, enthusiastic and sly. It’s hard to explain how all that comes across in a few phone conversations, but it does. Early in 2012, I called to thank him

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