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, Sep 22, 2014

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. 

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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Microfinance Program Empowers Women to Create Their Own Sustainable Income

In this week’s featured story, you will learn about one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. The program provides micro-credit loans to help people start or expand their businesses.  The video is a 

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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

Drawing Strength and Vision from the One Who Came to Serve

One of the most significant events during my years as Presiding Bishop was the transformation of The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief into Episcopal Relief & Development. The change in title signified a whole new understanding of the nature and purpose of the Fund. Two things were 

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Monday, Sep 08, 2014

Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

“Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.”  
Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan In honor of International Day of 

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Relationships Matter in Disaster Recovery

Recently, I travelled to Central Washington State with Dave Baylor and the Rev. Patty Baker. Dave and Patty are co
Diocesan Disaster Coordinators for the Diocese of Olympia, and Dave is a fellow Partners in Response volunteer with Episcopal Relief & Development

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

A Lifetime’s Dedication – The Reverend Alden Besse

The room at the top of the stairs is a shared home office. The Reverend Alden Besse is on the left, his wife Barbara on the right. Hers has a computer and file cabinets. She’s the organized one, the one who does e-mail. Alden’s side of the room is awash in post-its, newspaper clippings,

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