Date posted: June 22, 2013
Honorary James Baker said:
Problems of the world would be easy to address if, on the global level, we develop ways of sharing respect for each other’s religious perspectives. It is in this manner, the Gülen Institute and those who promote shared vision of interfaith dialogue provide truly invaluable leadership.
Hon. James Baker, 61st US Secretary of State
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