Ford Rowan served as a news reporter for nearly 20 years. One of his first stories was on the integration of the University of Mississippi and the riots by white students. Later, as Pentagon Correspondent for NBC News, he covered combat in the Middle East and he hosted a PBS television show, International Edition. Ford is currently a member of the International Dialogue Initiative, an interfaith group that has done conflict resolution work in Jerusalem, Istanbul, Vienna, and Northern Ireland. For 20 years he has volunteered in prisons in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware with the Kairos Prison Ministry. He is a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD.