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What is Generational Poverty?

Have you ever been in an escape room? Only through solving a complicated problem can you and your group of friends or family escape. What happens if you don’t make it out in time? You lose, and you are “imprisoned” … Continue Reading →

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The Way Things Really Work

“It should be the work of God’s people to inject hope and love into such a system to get things working better.”

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The Ease of Bequests

ECF can accept your bequest and distribute your gift to your parish, ministries in our Diocese that you are passionate about, and to our grantmaking fund which ensures ECF is able to continue helping Episcopal parishes serve the poor and oppressed for decades to come.

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Welcoming the Stranger in Western Middle Georgia

Over two years, El Refugio Ministry received $40,000 funding from ECF to fund the pilot of a new post-release program that offers short-term accommodations for those released with asylum from the detention center. Not only is the Center located in … Continue Reading →

Tackling the Complex Challenges of Human Trafficking

Statistics about human trafficking are hard to digest. Consider the following: 9 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, including sexual exploitation at any given time (United Nations) 5 million people in the U.S. are human trafficking victims at … Continue Reading →

A Biblical Reflection on Human Trafficking

In an earlier life, I was an ardent thespian. I loved acting and directing plays and musicals, and even managed to get paid for my work from time to time. One of our favorite shows back in the ‘80s was … Continue Reading →

The Strategy of Gifts of Appreciated Stocks

Let’s say a prospective donor not only has cash to give but also has access to $10,000 in appreciated stock. What is the preferable way to give?