Hindu Air Force Officer Reflects on Diversity: Before You Reach for Hate, Remember the Falcons
Few would disagree that religion is one of the more provocative issues of our time. In America, religious ideology influences our political views, divides the masses and shapes our national agenda. Some suggest that the divisive forces of religion are too great to overcome and conflict is an inevitable by-product of faith.
Yet from time-to-time we are reminded of the unifying capacity of the human spirit, often in places where we least expect it. One such reminder comes from my alma mater, the United States Air Force Academy. This year the Falcons recaptured the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the first time since 2002, and recently won the 2010 Independence Bowl. And while their journey to reclaim the trophy gives “Zoomies” everywhere reason to celebrate, their success is also emblematic of a transformation USAFA has undergone in recent years — a journey from spiritual crisis to interfaith unity.
The piece goes on a bit more, and it’s uplifting and excellent. Please read it, well worth your time.