Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jimmy Carter -- changed the world

1993Photo by Rick Diamond, The Carter Center
With the announcement last week that he has metastatic cancer, the 90 year old former president Jimmy Carter begins the final chapter in a long life of integrity and honor and service.  His many accomplishments through the Carter Center have literally changed the world we live in.  Already recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize, he is the best post-president in our history.

Equally, he will be remembered as a good man who stood for equality, justice, and inclusion without discrimination, and for helping those in need.   Identifying himself as a Christian, he lived that faith by "walking in the footsteps of Jesus" -- and not as the Bible-thumping practitioners of hatred and exclusion that we associate with the "religious right."

Jimmy Carter epitomizes the best of the "religious left."


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