Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Exhibit

May 06, 2015

For 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has responded compassionately to suffering around the world. Today the agency, a respected international development organization, fights poverty, hunger and disease with sustainable, local programs.

During 2015, Episcopal Relief & Development is continuing its 75th anniversary celebration with fundraising, storytelling, and a touring exhibition of photos from its programs around the world. The Diocese of Chicago is participating in the anniversary by asking young people and their teachers to raise funds for the Thrive to Five Fund, sponsoring a team of runners in two upcoming Ragnar Relays, and hosting the photo exhibit at the D. Kyle Beecken Memorial Gallery at St. James Commons. 

The exhibit, which opens on May 7 and continues through May 26, includes photographs of Episcopal Relief & Development’s work on five continents. The catalog is available online, and an AllHands75 app, which Episcopal Relief & Development calls “a personal e-docent,” is available for iPhone and Android.

“This exhibit shows powerful images from across the world—and it’s just a glimpse what Episcopal Relief & Development does, touching an estimated three million people in 40 countries around the world," said Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, who serves on Episcopal Relief & Development’s board of directors. “This is the work that makes the love and mercy of God a little more real in this world. Episcopalians should be proud and grateful for the work Episcopal Relief & Development does on behalf of us all.”

On May 19 from 6-7:30 pm, the people of the diocese are invited to a reception in the gallery with Bishop Lee and Episcopal Relief & Development President Robert Radtke to celebrate the diocese’s contributions to the 75th Anniversary Campaign. RSVP online.