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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Earth Day 2019 | Expanding a Culture of Resilience

For Earth Day Learn about how farmers in Nicaragua are transforming their livelihoods. Episcopal Relief & Development and its partner organizations across the globe are working with vulnerable communities to build resilience to a rapidly changing climate. As we celebrate Earth Day, take a look at how Nicaraguan farmers are transforming their livelihoods while caring for creation. 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

MAUNDY THURSDAY | Wash One Another’s Feet

I feel very strongly about foot washing. My feelings around foot washing are not particularly popular. There is around me a certain pressure to give people space, a feeling that I should not insist that people who show up to church on Maundy Thursday participate, that people should be made to feel invited and comfortable, that foot washing in the times of Jesus had a cultural meaning that western Christians cannot truly appreciate, etc., etc., and so we should just let it be. My gut reaction to all of these very hospitable solutions to the awkwardness of foot washing is to slyly roll my eyes and mutter under my breath, in a most fourteen year-old exaggerated tone, “What-ever.” 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Faith-Based and Evidence-Driven: Meet the New Board Chair

Board member and Rector for the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Steven Paulikas sat down with Teri Lawver, Global Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Corporation and the new Board Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development. Teri shares stories of growing up Episcopalian and also talks about Episcopal Relief & Development’s focus on true, long-term change and impact.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

World Health Day 2019: Taking an Integrated Approach

Episcopal Relief & Development takes an integrated approach to the health and well-being of the those we partner with around the world. Our international partnerships address challenges in remote communities around the world, as well as in urban environments where extreme poverty persists. This World Health Day, we want to highlight some of our efforts in supporting unique, local, long-term initiatives that address the effects of hunger, poverty, disaster and disease.

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By Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Ash Wednesday: God Loves Us Even in Our Dustiness

As we begin our Lenten journey, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry reminds us of two remarkable aspects of Lent and connects us to The Way of Love.  

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By Tamara Plummer

On the ground in California: Being Present with Communities Post-Disaster

Tamara Plummer, Program Officer for Asset Recognition, recounts her time in the Golden State late last year during and after the tense moments of the wildfires and Thousand Oaks shooting.

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By Neel Lane

Board chair signs off with a message of beauty, joy and love for the New Year

Outgoing Board Chair Neel Lane (Province VII) wraps up his eight-year term with a message for the New Year. The San Antonio-based attorney imparts final reflections on his journey with Episcopal Relief & Development, which took him from relief work in the US to a pilgrimage to Ghana. We thank him for his dedicated service to the organization and wish him all the best in his continuing work in 2019 and beyond.


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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Best of 2018: The Top 10 Stories of the Year

We ran the numbers and discovered what YOU loved the most!

As 2018 comes to a close, we review the top 10 stories read by our audience over the past year. If you missed out on any of them, here’s your chance to brush up on the best of the last 12 months.

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By Rob Radtke

Arise and Shine! A Letter from the President & CEO

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Join our Christmas Lip Sync Challenge!

Continue the festivities through the 12 Days of Christmas! Gather your loved ones for a little fun and share your joyous spirit this season by lip syncing to your favorite Holiday tunes. Then Challenge three (3) of your friends to do the same after posting your video! #EpiscopalLipSynChallenge

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