My announcement of The World Table on Friday at the 2013 FAIR Conference has generated a fair amount of discussion in certain quarters — some of it friendly and hopeful, some of it (largely because I’m the one who announced it) rather ignorantly but predictably hostile. I passed one thoughtful expression of worried optimism from my Facebook page on to my friend Charles Randall Paul, who founded and leads the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, the organization behind The World Table. (He works with me and with chapter custodians of various traditions in order to improve interaction for all.) I liked his response and, with his permission, am copying it here:
Incidentally, anybody who is interested in serving as a beta tester for The World Table prior to its formal debut need only sign up for “notifications” here. Beta testing is slated to begin shortly, and those on the notification list will be invited to participate if they wish.
Posted from the banks of the Provo River