Sunday, February 29, 2004

This is probably the most important thing I could ever include in my blog. I WANT TO SHOUT THIS TO THE WHOLE WORLD.

There is a true saint in this world and I have had the pleasure of meeting him. If we are truly interested in fighting terrorism and doing it successfully in a peaceful way, we all need to be more like Greg Mortenson.

He has a glorious story to tell and he is doing glorious things. He is from Montana but has many Seattle connections. A mountain climber, he became obsessed with helping the people in the mountains of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is building schools and his premise is--the more educated the girls are, the healthier babies they will have--the babies will be more educated and as a result, more resistant to being snatched up by terrorist groups. Of course it is more complicated than this but this is a way we can all help make this world a better place and to help prevent things like the Taliban.

Anyway, to learn more about this living saint go to www.ikat.org and today's Sunday Parade Magazine found in a lot of newspapers at www.parade.com.