"Journalism is about reality," said Aikman in his speech on Journalistic Christian Faith in the Wake of 9-11.
Aikman, serving as a foreign correspondent for Time magazine for 23 years, and reporting from more than 50 countries has seen the world's reality in many aspects. He is currently a contributor to several magazines and has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs. As International Chairman of
"The essence of journalism involves asking questions related to the truth," said Aikman. Because Christians have a realistic view of human nature, a high view of truth, and a yearning for freedom, truth, and justice, Aikman believes that Christians are ideal journalists.
Regarding the place of Christian journalists in reporting on 9-11, he believes that Christians have a unique understanding of the events because "Christians know what a belief system is." Understanding their own faith may help Christian journalists understand the Islamic faith.
Posted: March 27, 2002