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, Aug 02, 2013

The Importance of Role Models

At the gift shop at Cape Coast Castle, I picked up a copy of The Girl Who Can and Other Stories, by Ama Ata Aidoo.  Aidoo is from Cape Coast, and after discovering her passion for writing while attending Wesley Girls’ High School, she studied English at the University of Ghana in Legon

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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013

A Living Bank

Greetings from Bolgatanga! I am here in northern Ghana visiting the programs of our local partner, ADDRO (the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), in the Anglican Diocese of Tamale.  Bishop Jacob Ayeebo and some of the regional and local ADDRO staff have been graciousl

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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013

Jeanie and Phil: A Wellspring of Inspiration

~ DONOR PROFILE ~ Jeanie Beyer moves toward the center of the gathering. “The Lord be with you,” she says. And the church answers back, with enthusiasm, more like a tent revival than a sedate Eucharist. This is Grace Mission in Tallahassee, Florida where Jeanie and her husband 

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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013

Two Emerging Leaders Embark on Episcopal Relief & Development’s Pilgrimage to Ghana

In the next week, two emerging leaders will embark on Episcopal Relief & Development’s pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa. One will bring with her a passion for civic engagement and education seeking to expand her global understanding of these issues, the other will seek to deepen her

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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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