Heightened alerts — a spiritual response

When the US Department of Homeland Security's statement on terrorist attack preparation caused a run on duct tape and bottled water last month, our thoughts turned to individual spiritual preparation. Whether threats are real or exaggerated, many people are wondering what they can do to keep themselves and their countries safe.

We asked retired Air Force Lieutenant General John Fairfield to comment on how he responds spiritually to threatening situations. Gen. Fairfield is a combattested pilot (182 combat air missions) and has held several key commands in the United States Air Force and Department of Defense. He's now vice president for strategic development and integration at DynCorp, an employee-owned federal services company whose employees include the civilian police officers who are training Afghanistan's new police force.

Praying for the world
March 10, 2003

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