Episcopal Relief & Development will use its presence at the 79th General Convention to thank the Episcopal Church for more than 75 years of generous support.

“I look forward to seeing Episcopal Relief & Development’s many friends, supporters and partners at General Convention,” said Rob Radtke, the organization’s president and CEO. “Episcopal Relief & Development owes its continued growth to the compassion and generosity of Episcopalians throughout the Church. I am more grateful than I can possibly express.”

The agency’s booth presence in the General Convention exhibit hall showcases eight-foot tall coloring book panels featuring some of the most memorable images of its worldwide work. Visitors to the booth will be invited to consider the depth of Episcopal Relief & Development’s mission by coloring the booth. The objective is to provide a fun and meaningful way to engage with the work.

For the first time, Episcopal Relief & Development will enable convention participants to offset their carbon footprint. By contributing to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Climate Fund, donors empower the organization’s worldwide partners who implement climate-smart agriculture, water harvesting, and tree-planting programs. For every dollar contributed, one tree can be planted.

Episcopal Relief & Development invites visitors to its booth, No. 401, to:

  • Connect with staff and learn about the three key program priorities
  • Relax and enjoy free samples of fair-trade coffee and chocolate
  • Receive a Color Our World coloring book [PDF]
  • Offset their carbon footprint from travel to Austin

Visitors to the booth may also participate in discussions related to TEConversations, including:

  • 12:30-1:15 p.m. July 6 — Faith Communities Uniting to End Violence Against Women and Children, with panelists Rachel Carnegie, co-director of the Anglican Alliance, and Kirsten Laursen Muth, special adviser on international programs for Episcopal Relief & Development
  • 1:15–2:00 p.m. July 10 — The Episcopal Asset Map as a Tool for Evangelism, with Tamara Plummer, asset map coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development

Adapted from Episcopal Relief & Development

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