Episcopal Relief and Development
Just this past Lent we collected donations at St. Margaret’s and sent them to Episcopal Relief and Development to be added to their NetsforLife Inspiration Fund. Episcopal Relief and Development provides a way for all Episcopalians (indeed, all people of goodwill) to meet the needs of the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the ill-clothed, the one who is sick and the one who is in prison (see Matthew 25:37-40)
“Healing a hurting world”
Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God’s call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world.
Episcopal Relief & Development faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering.
Episcopal Relief & Development cherishes its partnerships within the Anglican Communion, with ecumenical bodies and with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all people.
For more on this ministry: Episcopal Relief and Development
Learn more about the NetsforLife Inspiration Fund
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Help isn’t on the way. It’s already there
In 2010, Episcopal Relief & Development reached more than 3 million people in over 40 countries around the world.
Rather than imposing “one size fits all” solutions, Episcopal Relief & Development supports unique local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response.
Our partnership with the worldwide Church creates opportunities to serve communities in some of the most remote areas of the world, as well as in urban environments where extreme poverty persists.
In many of these places, the Church is often one of the few institutions people trust and turn to for help. Episcopal Relief & Development leverages existing Church relationships to reach those whose need is greatest.
“Go with the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they have. Build on what they know. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, ‘We have done this ourselves’.” — Lao Tsu, Chinese Philosopher, 700 B.C.
From: ERD What We Do. Check out even more information using their Quick Links section on the right side of the page
See also the ERD Blog AND/OR Stories from the Field to see how Episcopalians, working together, seek and serve Christ in the “least” among us. Hear what the Spirit is saying.
Image: ERD Logo from the ERD Media Center Online Press Kit
4 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Day 16: Episcopal Relief and Development”
Dan, Thanks for these very informative postings. I am enjoying reading more about ERD and VTS, etc. John
John, you’re welcome. More to come. We are surrounded by men and women of faith who are doing amazing work to extend the Reign of God. ~dan
Hi Dan – just saw this and wanted to give a belated thanks for your support for Episcopal Relief & Development – not to mention your faithful tweets and RTs! 🙂 We truly appreciate your advocacy for our work and those we serve.
You’re welcome. More to come.