Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City and with a regional office in Accra, Ghana. We work with local Anglican Communion, ecumenical partners and other local organizations to transform lives and empower communities in four core program areas: alleviating hunger, creating economic opportunities, promoting health and responding to disasters.

Faith Affiliation: Christianity

Mission: All of Episcopal Relief & Development’s international development programs seek to mobilize local resources and expertise toward sustainable, community-led programs that address poverty, hunger and disease. In our disaster response and recovery work, we seek to build resilience and reduce risk at every stage.

What inspires Episcopal Relief and Development? Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. We take our mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25:37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

Key Facts: Working in approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and the United States, our programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people annually

Key SDGs Addressed:  1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16.

– Interview from the Berkley Center at Georgetown University


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