January 9, 2017
December 20, 2016
Truly a “gift that keeps on giving,” dairy goats provide myriad benefits for poor and needy families in Tanzania.
The typical nanny goat provides between two to four litres of milk per day, offering a higher nutritional value than cow’s milk that is particularly important for pregnant women, lactating mothers, children, people living with AIDS, and senior citizens who require more calcium in their diets. The goats’ propensity to produce kids, often twins, on an annual basis can...
December 14, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The application deadline nears for young adults (21-30 years old) for 2017-2018 placements in the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.
Through YASC, young adults have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging in mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion.
December 12, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] A church-backed project to provide security for refugees living on a hillside in Burundi has resulted in the return of wildlife, including partridges and monkeys, to the once-barren landscape. A group of refugees settled on the hill in Rutana, southern Burundi, after leaving a refugee camp in Tanzania. But, because there were no trees on the hill, it suffered from erosion and was at risk of flooding from different rivers which flowed through the...
December 9, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Andy Russell from the Diocese of Southern Virginia has served as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, where he supported the diocesan communications efforts and the Carpenter’s Kids orphan support program.
The experience, Russell says, has helped him to grow and expand his outlook on life. “It’s all about relationships, walking together, building community, being a global...
December 2, 2016
- Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to aid Syrian and other refugees sheltering in Lebanon, and refugees from Burundi who have fled to Tanzania.
November 23, 2016
When disaster strikes—whether natural or human-caused—one of the biggest risks to people living in the affected areas is food security. Floods and hurricanes can quickly wipe out farmers’ crops, while refugees fleeing from war and conflict find themselves in new and unfamiliar lands, often without tools to grow food.
As a member of the ACT Alliance, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) seeks to help those impacted get back on their feet. Working through the Canadian...
November 3, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Communication] Young adults (21-30 years old) prepare to embark on a year in service that will transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion through the Young Adult Service Corps.
Applications are open for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), with additional information and instructions available...
October 31, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.
Currently, YASCers are serving throughout the...