Rob Radtke

Monday, Dec 19, 2016

The Dignity of Christmas

In this blog Episcopal Relief & Development’s president Rob Radtke recognizes the humble yet dignified beginnings of the Holy Family during Christmas and looks to our partners to recognize the dignity in all that they do.

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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

World AIDS Day: Today’s Saplings are Tomorrow’s Trees

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.

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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

Post-Earthquake Lessons from Japan, Haiti and Nepal

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, NepalJapanand Haiti, to observe and assess the long-term work being done to recover from similar events in the past.

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016

The Glory of God in Nature and Fellowship

 My time at Holy Cross is for prayer, reflection and reading. Long walks in the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary enable me to reflect on the glory of God in nature. 

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Monday, Mar 07, 2016

Engaging Men of Faith to Be Champions in the Fight to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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?

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Be Not Afraid

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

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