Promoting East/West peace and understanding
Janessa Gans Wilder was liaising with top Iraqi leaders as a CIA analyst in the run up to the first elections in 2005, and witnessed first hand the clashes between Americans and Iraqis and the lack of cultural, religious, and historical understanding that pervaded both sides. Her prayers convinced her that the resolution of human entanglements is to see that good is abundant, that there is enough for everyone because God is good and universal.
Janessa decided to Walk the Talk and so she resigned from the CIA to start a grassroots movement to allay fear and restore trust between the West and Middle East in the aftermath of 9/11. Her aim is to help citizens on both sides realize their mutual humanity as the way to find lasting freedom and security. After five years of government service on the Middle East and South Asia, she became a consultant to the State Department and a visiting professor of Middle East issues at Principia College.Posted on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Practical Spirituality, Social activism | Tags: CIA, conflict resolution, Iraq, universailty of God