Episcopal Relief & Development

For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

Episcopal Relief & Development and Trinity Church Wall Street Continue Coordinated Global Response to COVID-19 Pandemic with $1 Million Renewal Grant

Three-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development and Trinity Church Wall Street are continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. The partnership, supported by a $1 million renewal grant from Trinity Church Wall Street, builds upon an original $1 million grant awarded last year that reached over 2.1 million individuals in 38 countries with expanded relief efforts and strengthened resilience activities.

Hurricane Ida bulletin insert

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Episcopal Relief & Development provides support to partner organization offering COVID-19 education and hygiene kits to rural villages in India

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting its partner Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in responding to the needs created by the current COVID-19 crisis in India. CASA is conducting COVID-19 educational awareness campaigns and supplying personal protective equipment and hygiene kits to rural communities.

Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

One-minute read. Churches are invited to observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on the first Sunday in Lent or another convenient Sunday. This year Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday officially falls on February 21, 2021.

Episcopal Relief & Development Focuses on Lament in 2021 Lenten Meditations

Three-minute read. In response to the past year’s unprecedented events, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Lenten Meditations share deeply personal reflections on the theme of lament from a diverse group of writers. Many of the authors share experiences related to a variety of issues, including disease, violence, racial injustice, and poverty.

Episcopal Relief & Development launches a new online prayer service

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development has launched a new online prayer experience. It is designed to provide a curated list of prayers to guide us in praying for significant seasons in The Episcopal Church, disasters, and other events.

Episcopal Relief & Development supports response to hurricane Hanna

Two-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas as it provides emergency assistance in response to Hurricane Hanna in the Rio Grande Valley. The diocese is supplying food, household supplies, and access to medical support for undocumented families and other vulnerable communities.

Devastation in Beirut

One-minute read. Like many of you, I am aghast at the news coming out of Beirut, Lebanon. The huge explosion in the city’s port area claimed many lives and injured many, many more.

Episcopal Relief & Development and program partners respond to COVID-19

Three-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is providing financial and technical support to partner organizations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organization continues to be in close contact with partners in 44 countries, including the United States, to provide assistance for communities affected by the novel coronavirus.

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four-minute read. In mid-March, ERD’s program staff reached out to all their partners to learn how the coronavirus was impacting their communities specifically and to support them as ERD navigates the pandemic together. ERD received over 100 responses from 44 countries around the world.

Episcopal Asset Map adds livestreaming worship option

2-minute read. You can now add information about your church’s livestreamed services to your Episcopal Asset Map entry. The information will be used to build list of livestreamed services in the Episcopal Church.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Six-minute read. We are all following the news of increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we don’t want to over-react, we also do not want to underestimate the potential of this situation. We’ve reproduced and summarized the best of the resources we’ve found.

Note: updated 3-12-2020.

Seeing God in the Midst of Disasters

One-minute read. The US Disaster Program supports affected dioceses through our staff and a group of dedicated volunteers called Partners in Response and Resilience. You are invited to become a Partner in Response and Resilience.

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