Lessons from Waco, TX

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Branch Davidian Compound

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10 years ago today, Attorney General Janet Reno announced the formation of an independent investigation into the events surrounding the fiery conclusion of the 1993 standoff with David Koresh. What are the important lessons for us to remember from this event 16 years later? How should the government relate with fringe religious groups to protect public safety yet guarantee religious freedom?

This feature looks at a few of these questions with Timothy Lynch, Director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, and Dr. Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Professor of Spiritual Development and Culture for Dallas Theological Seminary.

Timothy Lynch’s article examining Sen Danforth’s report is available from Cato’s website.


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