This week, Interfaith Voices features a full report on the interfaith delegation to Vietnam that investigated the horrific legacy of Agent Orange and Dioxin in the bodies of children, and in the earth itself.
We tell the story in a two-part "lead." The first features sound from Vietnam and the major findings of our trip. The second part is my interview with Bob Edgar, the leader of the delegation, currently President of Common Cause, and formerly a Member of Congress and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.
Cleaning up after this war is a moral “no-brainer.” But politically… well, that’s something else again. If you are interested, go to the Plan of Action, developed by prominent citizens of the U.S. and Vietnam.
In the second part of the show, you can get a crash course in Buddhism 101 (the major religion of Vietnam) with Stephen Prothero of Boston University, and you can hear about the struggles of a young Mennonite woman, Tara Culp-Ressler, dealing with her faith on the campus of American University. She was also our intern for several months.
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