Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jimmy Carter is on the phone

This morning I had the privilege of sitting in and listening as 2 editors of Busted Halo (Paulist Young Adult Ministry), Mike Hayes and Bill McGarvey, interviewed President Carter. It was a terrific interview with excellent questions and great insights from the former President who has a new book out right now. He talked about the destructive effect of fundamentalism in religion and in politics, especially as relevant to the occupation of Iraq. He also shared generous insights into his own faith, including the custom that he and Roslyn read a page of scripture each night and how that has confirmed and strengthened their 60 year marriage. Carter is truly a man of peace and human rights who is not hesitant to witness his commitment and devotion to the Prince of Peace.