For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) has served as a compassionate response to world-wide human suffering. In particular, the agency collaborates with local church and ecumenical partners in nearly 40 countries, to help communities create long-term development strategies and to rebuild after disasters.
In 2009, the General Convention of The Episcopal Church designated Lent as a time to support, remember, and pray for ERD’s work and witness in this hurting world.
You also can connect more deeply with their ministry by using ERD’s Lenten Meditations, which will be distributed by the 20s/30s before and after services this Sunday, February 14. Available in English and Spanish, this year's devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Anglican Communion who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other sources of spiritual wisdom.
As we support ERD, let us pray for all those who are fighting poverty, disaster, and disease in their communities and for those who working on their behalf, and discern how we, too, can be agents of God’s healing love and justice in the world.
To learn more about ERD and ways to support its work, visit episcopalrelief.org.