Religious tolerance or respect?

Religion is under fire in the media, with pundits responding with tremendous intensity to President Obama's statements yesterday on Islam vs. extremism.Freedom Magazine's February issue could not be more timely nor more important, as demonstrated by their profile of Chris Seiple, resident of the Institute for Global Engagement:IS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM the ultimate weapon to defeat terrorism and build world peace? Chris Seiple thinks so, as he told Freedom in a January 2015 int … [Read more...]

September–Disaster Preparedness Month

In August, President Obama declared September National Disaster Month.It is appropriate in light of September 11, which will long live in history as the nations most infamous disaster.  September is also a month when hurricanes strike the South and the Gulf Coast and wildfires engulf California (and Texas this year).The volunteer response to 9/11 was immediate and intense.  But only a few years late, with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, I believe America woke up to the fact that our c … [Read more...]


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