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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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013

A Young Doctor and Her Small Team Are Making Things Better in El Salvador

Recently, I became involved in a lengthy discussion of health care. But it had nothing to do with the current back-and-forth in this country.  Our guest was Dr. Daniella Flamenco, a soft-spoken 36 year-old physician with a quick smile. She runs the health program of the Episcopal Diocese of

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Thursday, Dec 05, 2013


  She will bear a son and they will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’                                                        

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Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013

The Advent Paradox

For those of us from liturgical traditions, time is a sacred thing. It is Advent, more than any other season that drives this home for us. It is our New Year in church time. We mark each day with special calendars and each week with candles on a wreath. We read prophets who set our hearts on the 

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Saturday, Nov 30, 2013

World Aids Day 2013: Striving for an Aids-Free Generation

Today is the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Today, we have the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our support to people living with HIV, and to commemorate the 35 million we have lost to the disease. This year’s theme is  “Shared Responsibility: 

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Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Thanksgiving: Silent Conversations from the Heart

H.B. has been a regular donor to Episcopal Relief & Development for some time. His donations have come via checks written by a Correctional Facility in another state. In recent years, he became aware of our Gifts for Life campaign and started giving modest support to the catalog. 

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Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

Gay Clark Jennings on #WeWillSpeakOut

Across the Communion, Anglican women are bound together in many ways—by our shared commitment to God’s mission, our desire for unity in diversity and our work for the dignity of women and the well-being of children. Unfortunately, we are also bound together by the fact that one in 

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