December 1st marks the 29th commemoration of World AIDS Day. Despite recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic still claims an estimated 2 million lives each year, of which roughly 270,000 are children. That is intolerable.
As I write this blog rescue operations are underway in Japan and Ecuador following powerful earthquakes that caused massive damage to property and loss of life. These events remind us of our vulnerability and as the story unfolds they will underscore the critical importance of preparedness, response and long-term recovery. As it happens, over the last several weeks I have had occasion to travel to three countries, Nepal, Japanand Haiti, to observe and assess the long-term work being done to recover from similar events in the past.
Episcopal Relief & Development president Rob Radtke reflects on the pursuit of true gender equality and ask the question, what is men’s role in the process?
Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, calls us to “Be not afraid.” I take his words to heart in these tense times. Terrorism is not an abstract risk around the world and certainly not in New York City where I live with my family. If you let it, fear can paralyze you. However