In 2011

Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief as Interfaith Alliance’s Rev. Welton Gaddy shares stories recorded with people he met and traveled with during his experience in Vietnam on a delegation sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute. You’ll hear about the lingering effects of the Vietnam War, the responsibility the U.S. government is finally taking for the damage wrought there, the ability of the Vietnamese people to look forward rather than backward and Rev. Gaddy’s thoughts on how the things he learned relate to America’s current military involvements in the Middle East.

You’ll hear from Charles Bailey of the Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute, on the work he does in Vietnam to analyze the health and environmental effects of the U.S. military’s use of Agent Orange, and to help treat and care for the people who have suffered from it. He has spent 30 years working on this issue. Click here for the extended interview and transcript.

You’ll also hear from former members of Congress Dr. Bob Edgar, now President of Common Cause, and Connie Morella; as well as Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., President of the Healing of Nations Foundation; on why they participated in the delegation, what they saw during it and what they learned from the experience. Click here for the extended interview and transcript.


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