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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Sunday, Oct 13, 2013

Partners Help Reduce Risk Through Disaster Preparedness Program

Today is International Day of Disaster Reduction; an annual observance by the United Nations to raise awareness of how people take action to reduce their risk to disasters. For Episcopal Relief & Development’s partners, however, it’s a reality that they are forced to observe far to

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Monday, Oct 07, 2013

Plantain Cooperative Expands Economic Opportunities

The following blog was originally posted on the CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua) website. 
Last week farmers in Nueva Guinea signed an agreement with the San Antonio bank to create a new cooperative plantain business that leader Yalena Hernandez

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Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013

St. Francis Day- Giving A Gift for Life

On Friday, October 4th, a very peculiar saint will be honored throughout the Christian world. Although he was from a wealthy family, he chose to live in poverty. He preached to a Sultan in Egypt, a flock of birds in the trees, and a ferocious wolf. He founded orders for men and women, and in 2013

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Monday, Sep 23, 2013

How Can We Sustain The Gains In The Fight Against Malaria?

I have experienced difficult days in this community trying to console mothers who lost their babies and husbands who lost their wives. We thought our ancestors were punishing us until we learned that mosquitoes and malaria were the cause of our predicament. I am glad the community is aware of the causes and preventive methods. Most pregnant women now deliver healthy babies and children sleep well at night. – Chief Ayinga, village leader, Padaguur, Ghana

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Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Planting Trees for Peace

September 21st is International Day of Peace. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to peace in all viable ways. A major principle surrounding this day is the idea of peacebuilding. “Peacebuilding is different from “peacemaking” and “peacekeeping”

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Sunday, Sep 01, 2013

As Conflict Escalates in Syria, Humanitarian Aid Continues

The content and photos in this story have been provided by staff from the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) and the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Middle East Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church. As has been widely reported for many 

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