Episcopal Relief & Development

Carol Larson is our on site contact person for ERD.  Any questions please see her or e-mail her, she can help.

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members
of my family, you did it to me."
   - Matthew 25:40 (NRSV, extracted from our mandate 25:37-40)

Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church of the United States.  Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity.

We take our mandate from the words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25: 37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

Episcopal Relief & Development's Mission Statement

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.

Bishops Blend: Buy a Bag...  Change a Life

Enjoy one of life's everyday pleasures while making a difference - one cup at a time.

Episcopal Relief & Development has partnered with Pura Vida Coffee to offer Bishops Blend: a premium line of special-grade coffees from Central America, Indonesia and Africa, along with organic teas, available in Moroccan Mint and fair trade Earl Grey.

Organic, shade grown and certified fair trade, Bishops Blend protects the earth while ensuring that coffee and tea growers are paid a living wage and have access to affordable credit.

These delicious coffees and teas will meet your home, office and church needs and also make great gifts. Sell bags as part of a church or school fundraising event.  Let your friends and family know about this great-tasting way to change the world - one cup at a time.

PURA VIDA - Create Good
Pura Vida Coffee is a Seattle-based company committed to partnering with organizations like Episcopal Relief & Development.  The mission of Pura Vida is to use all of its resources and energy to do as much for coffee farmers and their families as possible.  By devoting resources back to coffee-growing communities in the form of health, education and infrastructure projects, Pura Vida is helping to create strong and sustainable communities.

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