The following report is from Dr. Robert Kittel, UTS ’93, who was in Kathmandu on April 25 and whose wife remains there. Dr. Kittel is temporarily visiting the United Statesand serves as the Universal Peace Federation Director for Education in Asia.

The Unification Theological Seminary welcomed two new trustees to the Board in April, Dr. Hugh Spurgin, UTS President announced.  “We are looking forward to the energy and talents of Dr. Thomas Ward and Dr. Christine Hempowicz of the University of Bridgeport,” Spurgin said.

Insightful, thought-provoking talk which reminded me of the recent "Captain Phillips" movie, the subtext of which was the hopelessness of the young Somalian men involved in pirating the container ship that Captain Phillips was in charge of. (I was also moved by the heart of the Captain who was trying to help these desperate young men to avoid certain death even while his own life was in grave danger.)

From a Principle perspective, the 3rd Blessing is a key dimension of building a world of peace.

Read more at: http://www.ted.com/talks/mohamed_ali_the_link_between_unemployment_and_terrorism.html

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