Episcopal Relief & Development works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. We rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in close to 40 countries, our programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world.
Our mandate is taken from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. All of Episcopal Relief & Development’s international development programs work toward achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015. We use the MDGs as benchmarks to evaluate our progress.
Check out our four core program areas:
- Alleviate Hunger and Improve Food Supply
- Create Economic Opportunities and Strengthen Communities
- Promote Health and Fight Disease
- Respond to Disasters and Rebuild Communities
To learn more about the specific kinds of work we do, visit Our Programs.
Read about the hands-on work of our church partners worldwide in our Power of Partnerships series.
Find out how each of our programs supports one or more of the Millennium Development Goals.