Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Hi - I'm Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief &
Development. Since arriving here in 2005, I have had the privilege
of seeing our programs reach some 2.5 million people in more than
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day is a special time of the year. I give
thanks for my own mother, who brought me into this world and raised
me, along with some help from Dad, of course! This year, however,
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Episcopal Relief & Development extends sincere gratitude to its
Provincial Coordinators who shared their reflections on select
devotionals from the 2013 Lenten Meditations booklet. It
is our hope that...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It was an honor today to represent Episcopal Relief &
Development at the Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury. I
was joined by my colleagues who lead the development agencies in
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It’s been another ‘all hands on deck’ kind of year. I’m
deeply grateful to our Church partners at home and abroad.
They have worked closely with our staff and alongside members of
Friday, November 2, 2012
Most disasters have three distinct, if sometimes overlapping
phases: Rescue, Relief and Recovery. The Rescue phase is focused on
saving lives and securing property, and is most acute in those
Friday, November 2, 2012
We face a difficult and cold weekend here in the Tri-State area.
The initial devastation of Hurricane Sandy has been shocking.
Now, however, we are entering a slow-motion disaster as much of...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This post originally ran on the ONE Campaign blog as part of a
series on faith and the fight against malaria. For World
Malaria Day, Episcopal Relief & Development is joining ONE to
Monday, January 23, 2012
It’s already a few weeks into 2012, and looking back at the past
year, I’m very thankful for your partnership with Episcopal Relief
& Development. Together we’ve been able to accomplish...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
During the Christmas season, as we reflect on the birth of Jesus
and the meaning of our faith, it’s important for all of us to take
stock of how we serve God in our everyday lives.Earlier this year,
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in
the air and the holidays are rushing toward us. And as I write,
we’re over halfway through our 2011 Matching Gift Challenge. Just
Monday, November 22, 2010
This post is adapted from my November 21 sermon at Church of the
Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas.How shall we live as Jesus asks?
How do we become his hands and feet in caring for people...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Disclaimer: I normally do not like to ask for donations on this
blog. It was created as a forum for interaction, to hear thoughts
from people about issues related to faith-based relief...
Friday, October 15, 2010
October 15 is Blog Action Day, an annual event uniting thousands of
bloggers worldwide to post on a selected issue, with the goal of
inspiring global discussion and action. This year’s topic...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In my former life, I was a China scholar. Thus it was with
considerable interest that I picked up Deborah Brautigam’s new book
The Dragon’s Gift. When I travel in Africa for
Episcopal Relief &...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This post is adapted from my September 26 sermon at the Parish of
St. Matthew in Pacific Palisades, California.Luke 16:19-31There is
always a moment of truth when I look up the readings assigned...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Last night as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
Summit drew to a close here in New York, I found myself attending a
gala reception in honor of the MDGs. It’s always a...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
In the immortal words of Woody Allen, 80% of success is showing
up. With that in mind, I led a delegation of Episcopal Relief
& Development and NetsforLife® staff members to the All Africa
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Welcome to our new blog site. I'm excited to make the first
official post. Though the address has changed, the goal of the blog
will stay the same: to provide a place of interaction for friends
Friday, July 23, 2010
Rob Radtke tours one of five new homes in St. Mathieu Parish,
near LéogâneOur departure from Port-au-Prince was delayed for
three hours because of reports of demonstrations and three burned
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday was a rich day filled with visits to communities engaged
in cash-for-work programs.One of the big challenges that
large-scale disasters bring is the breakdown of the routines of