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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 adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Friday, Dec 28, 2012

Best Wishes for a Bright and Beautiful New Year

Throughout December, I can be found walking through my neighborhood to observe the Christmas lights.  I live in New Jersey, so trust me when I say that this is time well spent.  The displays are elaborate and generally involve a certain amount of poetic license with the original 

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Friday, Dec 21, 2012

The Prince of Peace

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2-7) There are many forms of darkness that we can experience during the Christmas season. There is the sense of anxiety and economic uncertainty as

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Thursday, Dec 20, 2012

Kids Love Christmas Market and Making a Difference

In New Mexico, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos hosted their annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar on December 1.  For the past 10 years, the church’s thrift store has been setting aside donations that might make good presents for moms, dads and siblings of kids

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Monday, Dec 17, 2012

Receiving a Goat for Christmas

Goats are at the top of my Christmas giving list this year. I’ve also been encouraging family and friends, especially children, to add a gift selection from the Gifts for Life Catalog to their wish list for Santa. I decided to practice what I preached and ordered a goat for my own child

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Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

Double Your Impact: Help Communities Thrive

It’s been another ‘all hands on deck’ kind of year.  I’m deeply grateful to our Church partners at home and abroad.  They have worked closely with our staff and alongside members of their communities to address seemingly insurmountable issues. Disasters grow 

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Friday, Dec 07, 2012

One of a Kind

I am in Myanmar this week on what is my twelfth visit to the country.  And each of my dozen trips has been unique.  Despite what seems to be a visit to an animal husbandry project and a micro-finance operation on every one of those trips, I find each project to be distinctive with 

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