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Lessons from the Waco Tragedy

Nancy Ammerman, one of the experts consulted by the FBI in the aftermath of the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian disaster, reviews the culture of the both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI. In her report, Ammerman says the cultures of these agencies made it difficult for them to access and understand role religion was playing, even when advised by religion experts.  Ammerman explores why religion and good advice were ignored, and makes four proposals on how to prevent similar errors in the future. Read Ammerman's report to the Justice and Treasury Departments Regarding law enforcement interaction with the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.

 

Nancy Ammerman also talks on The Need for Religion in Society

The IPSP is grateful to have Nancy Ammerman on our team of coordinating lead authors for Chapter 15 Religions, Worldviews and Society. Ammerman is a professor of sociology of religion at Boston University School of Theology. Watch our interview with her as she defends the need for religion in society. 

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