Stories

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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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Friday, Jun 28, 2013

Where is the Water coming from?

Access to clean water is a critical issue facing the most vulnerable communities around the world. In this blog Program Officer, Sara Delaney, reminds us that the solutions to accessing clean water are more varied and complex. 

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Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

Better than Food Aid

Last week during my second visit to Burundi, we went up to the north of the country, just near the border with Rwanda, to a community called Rwibikara. The story we heard from the people our program is working with there amazed me – because of what the people there had been through, and

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Monday, Jun 10, 2013

Searching for a Metaphor

I’ve heard “It’s like drinking from a fire hose” quite a few times since I arrived in New York, but I’m not so sure. Yes, there is a great deal to learn about the work of Episcopal Relief & Development, but the fire hose analogy sounds really unpleasant to me. There has 

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Instant Noodles

This disaster response story from China is a reminder of Episcopal Relief & Development’s global reach and the commitment we have to heal a hurting world, here and abroad.  The warehouse run by the local government office in Ya’an has a mountain of instant noodle packets

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day : Giving Thanks to Mothers and Grandmothers Everywhere

    Mother’s Day is a special time of the year. I give thanks for my own mother, who brought me into this world and raised me, along with some help from Dad, of course! This year, however, I’m particularly thinking about grandmothers and how grateful I am for my 103

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Garden Tools for Abundant Life…and For Healing a Hurting World

It’s spring planting time! This is the time of year we plant the tiny seeds we hope will sprout and grow into tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and many other vegetables we will enjoy later this year. In our home or community gardens, we will likely use a number of simple tool

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