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!
In 2021, Episcopal Relief & Development made a commitment to celebrate your congregations for your compassionate responses to suffering in the world. Episcopal Relief & Development’s tagline is “working together for lasting change,” and this would not be possible without the powerful agents -of -change that are our church partners.
Ernest Cajuste, Senior Program Officer, Trauma & Resilience at Episcopal Relief & Development, shares his insight on growing up in Haiti and the coordinated efforts between Episcopal Relief & Development and Trinity Church Wall Street following the 2021 earthquake that left 650,000 people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance.
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas, rector of All Saints’ Church, shares his story of coming from a refugee family, how that has shaped his personal life and the work he oversees as an Episcopal Relief & Development board member.
Josephine Hicks, Vice President for Episcopal Church Programs, shares the story of Stephannie and how she rebuilt with the help of her community following powerful tornadoes that ripped through Alabama in March 2021.