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Ambassador Booth Understands Need for Religious Engagement

People in the U.S. don’t seem to understand how many of the issues in the Middle East and Africa are tribal and/or religious issues for the most part. In March 2011, Dave met with then U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Donald Booth. Ambassador Booth understands after several postings around Africa. “He, too, understands how much influenceContinue Reading


On the drive to Addis Alem, Ethiopia to visit the Compassion International site, I was anxious. I did not know what kind of reception I would get. I was sensitive to perceptions – a white man, driven by an Ethiopian interpreter from the American Embassy, accompanied by an Ethiopian from Compassion International and my NavyContinue Reading