A McAfee School of Theology Prof. reflects on a recent trip to Iran

[ Robert Nash]… participated in a delegation of American scholars to Iran led by Conscience International founder James Jennings.

The purpose was to meet with Iranian counterparts to discuss a wide range of topics and to make arrangements for future academic exchanges. The visit was made possible by recent diplomatic breakthroughs between Iran’s more moderate government and the United States.

Nash said he arrived home Jan. 26 encouraged that there are government and university officials in Iran who seem inclined to build on improved relations with the United States.

“I was surprised at the number of officials in the Iranian government that were trained and educated in American universities, with PhDs from places like UCLA, Boston University, Notre Dame ”” one after another,” he said.

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2 comments on “A McAfee School of Theology Prof. reflects on a recent trip to Iran

  1. Terry Tee says:

    Williams told them that there is room for freedom of religion even if you espouse the sovereignty of God, and even if you hold the belief that your understanding of God is the right understanding. but there is no mention of whether he raised the question of Iranians jailed or persecuted for being Christian. Surely he would have, should have, done this?

  2. David Keller says:

    What a joke. No mention of suppression of dissent, no mention of the illegal status of Christians, no mention of support for Al Kaida in Afghanastan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lybia, etc, etc, etc. no mention of the direct involvement of Iran in the killing of US soldier, sailors and Marines in Iraq and Afghanastan, and of course he skips over that silly stuff about destruction of the Jewish State and the death of all Jews, or the fact that even though Iran has stopped overground nuclear development (1) they can restart it in 10 days, and (2) Kerry and Obama haven’t got a clue what is still going on underground. Iran has openly stated their ultimate goal is in line with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Ialamic theocratic dictatorship in the entire Mediterranean (including Europe) the forced conversion of Christains and the destruction of all Jews. Why do liberals continue to have their heads in the sand?