|July 1, 2007
Guest – Robert Seiple
Humbly Engaging the World
A. Seiple is president and CEO of Council of America's First Freedom. He was
also founder and chairman of the board of the Institute for Global Engagement
and has spent much of his career fashioning humanitarian solutions that endure.
Prior to founding Global Engagement, he spent two years in the State Department
as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Previously,
he served for eleven years as the president of World Vision, Inc., and for four
years as president of Eastern College and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
After graduating from Brown University in 1965, Seiple served in the U.S. Marine
Corps attaining the rank of Captain; flying 300 combat missions in Vietnam; and
earning five Battle Stars, the Navy Commendation Award with Combat 'V,' 28 Air
Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
More recently, he was awarded a
Doctorate of Public Service by Gordon College (one of eight honorary degrees he
has received), the 1994 "Churchman of the Year" Award from Religious Heritage
the 1995 "Independent Award" from
and the U. S. Secretary of State's Distinguished Public Service Award. He is the
author of A Missing Peace and
Ambassadors of Hope.