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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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

Reflections on Lenten Meditations

This year Episcopal Relief & Development’s Provincial Coordinators are sharing their reflections on select devotionals from the 2013 Lenten Meditations booklet. In this blog Barb Hagen looks at the Lenten meditation from Sunday, February 17, 2013, page 10. Below is the scripture being 

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Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Preparation for Lent: The Art of Gardening

Today, many of us will start our Lenten journey by kneeling to receive the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads, along with the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  Last year those ashes were palm fronds that we waved on Palm Sunday with 

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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

NetsforLife®: Inspires The Next Generation

By The Rev. Carrie Craig Those of us who direct and coordinate Christian formation programs have stories of successful and energizing outreach projects. One that continues to impress me is offered through Episcopal Relief & Development. This easily accessed program is called NetsforLife

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Friday, Jan 11, 2013

A Harvest of the Arts, for Haiti

Once in a while, I’ll get a phone call out of the blue that winds up being a great story.  I have the Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby to thank for this one. Reverend Erin, as she is known in her parish, was a member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Seminary Network during her time at

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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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