Episcopalians advocate to feed the hungry in America and abroad
Diane Riley spends her days advocating for hungry people, recognizing that she could be in their place were she born 25 years later.
Wisconsin church hopes to bless Kenya village with water
[La Crosse (WI) Tribune] Water is easily taken for granted in a country where it flows freely from faucets and water fountains. That isn't the case in Kenya, a country struggling to cope with an influx of refugees, all hungry and all thirsty. Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is trying to raise $23,000 for a well and is about halfway to its goal.
New York priest heading to Tanzania to help kids
[Democrat & Chronicle (NY)] The Rev. Dahn Gandell, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Honeoye Falls, New York, in the Dicoese of Rochester, is practicing what she preaches as she embarks today for a two-week mission to Tanzania for Carpenter's Kids, a foundation run by the Episcopal Church that aids schoolchildren with supplies and other necessities.
Archbishop of Canterbury calls for action, advocacy for Horn of Africa's drought victims
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called for Anglicans to both donate to agencies attempting to help the victims of drought in the Horn of Africa and to "call upon their own governments to respond to the U.N. appeals -- to respond immediately and generously."
In Zambia, Episcopal Relief & Development builds on success of malaria-prevention work
Malaria, HIV/AIDS and acute diarrhea continue to be among the main health challenges in Zambia, yet pneumonia is the second leading cause of mortality among children under five in the Central African country. Episcopal Relief & Development -- in partnership with the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Zambia's ministry for health and the Zambian Anglican Council (ZAC) -- is planning to roll out a pneumonia vaccination program in 2012