When Michael Livingston went to Vietnam last spring, he didn’t quite know what was in store. The former executive director of the International Council of Community Churches and the current director of National Council of Church’s Poverty Initiative joined a delegation of faith leaders who went to Vietnam in May 2010 to learn about the legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam. Deeply moved by his interactions with children affected by the poison, and heartened by the humanitarian work being done to help them, Livingston returned to the U.S. with a new found drive to generate support for the afflicted. He has since endorsed the Plan of Action and continues to write and speak extensively about his experience in country.
For a more detailed account of the trip, read Reverend Livingston’s blog.