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 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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Monday, Aug 19, 2013

Helping Hands for Syrian Refugees

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. With this in mind we invited Brother Andrew L. Carpentier, Director of The Holy Land 

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Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

‘Fantastical, Magical, Musical Extravaganza’ Entertains and Makes a Difference

Faithful readers (har har get it?), you may remember a story from last year about a remarkable high school student named Benjamin Wright.  Working with a group of friends and fellow actors, he put together seed money to fund a production of “Godspell” that ended up raising nearly

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Thursday, Aug 08, 2013

Holistic Approach, Wholehearted Yes (si!)

Today I received an email from Carlos Venturo, the Executive Director of ECLOF Peru, our ecumenical partner based in Lima. It is hard to believe a month has passed since my recent (and first) program visit. It reminded me of two things: our rich and long discussions around the program’s 

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