8 August 2001
He expressed appreciation for President Kim Dae Jung's reconciliation efforts with North Korea. "Through Habitat for Humanity people reach out in the spirit of equality and mutual respect." Carter said. "We work ... in the name of Christ ... trying to understand others. This is why my wife and I volunteer with Habitat." Carter said he considers it an "honor and blessing" to work side by side with future Habitat homeowners and urged volunteers to continue the effort.
In speaking of former President Carter, Pastor Shin, president of the board of affiliates in Taegu, said, "He is the former president of the United States and now he is the president of humanity."
reported by Mikel Flamm
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