Author, journalist Greg Barrett on The Middle East

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Greg Barrett is an investigate journalist and author with extensive experience in Thailand, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.  His work include features, news and investigative reports that have been published by Gannett News Service, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, Detroit Free-Press, Salon.com, Christian Science-Monitor, The Charlotte Observer, Honolulu Advertiser, The Investigative Reporters & Editors Journal, Sacramento magazine, The Huffington Post and more.  

Greg's book The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq (Orbis, June 2012) features a foreword from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and chronicles the amazing story of American peacekeepers in Iraq during Shock and Awe, and their dramatic rescue by everyday Iraqi citizens in the village of Rutba. He’s also the author of The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions & Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok (Wiley, March 2008), winner of the 2009 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal in the category of Conscious Media-Journalism-Investigative Reporting.

In Honolulu, he was entered for a local-news Pulitzer for his reports on Bishop Estate, the embattled board of trustees responsible for the nation’s wealthiest private trust.  As a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, his co-authored investigation into flaws about port security won an Associated Press Mark Twain Award.

His reporting spans Thailand, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.  He speaks frequently about issues affecting global poverty and the need for cooperation among the world’s mainstream religions. Greg resides near Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons.  Visit him online at www.gospelofrutba.com.  

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