Power of Partnerships

I’m excited to introduce Episcopal Relief & Development’s virtual timeline, featuring key moments in our 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World.

When Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast two years ago, I was hunkered down with my cat in our apartment in Brooklyn. 

What has been increasingly clear in the last few months is the valuable role of faith communities in our troubled world.  In Liberia, populations affected by Ebola are more inclined to listen to health messaging from their priests than from the government health officers. In Central America, church leaders have been uniquely positioned to bridge gaps between government and armed groups and to fight for justice. In the Philippines, the Church has provided visionary leadership in transforming communities as they recover from the devastating typhoon

George’s motorbike is parked in the shade of a tree in Kindu, a district in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that spans a stretch of the mighty Congo River.  As the diocesan health and development coordinator for the Diocese of Kindu – part of the Province of the Anglican Church of Congo ­– George depends greatly on his trusty bike to get him to remote communities “beyond the end of the road.”

Every Friday morning at 7am, Mariana meets with her fellow members of the Amor (“Love”) Savings Group in Bairro Fofoca – a neighborhood of Luanda, the capital of Angola.

Around Tacloban, in the central Philippines, there is a wide swath of destruction where homes once lined the coast.  On November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan shattered lives and livelihoods, leaving piles of debris everywhere.

Solidarity Groups for Rural Women Feed Families, Fight Poverty

Strengthened from Within, Niassa Communities Thrive

Seniors Work Together to Bring Fresh Water, New Life to Village

Community Garden Grows Seeds of Development, Equality

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Resources & Learning