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Our partnerships and collaborations have the freedom and flexibility needed to create truly innovative programs and bring about real action and social change.

Intersections abides by the United Nations Principles of Partnership. The organizations participating in this Platform agree to base their partnership on the following principles: Equality, Transparency, Result-oriented approach, Responsibility, and Complementarity.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming one of our partners, please fill out the contact us form by clicking here.

Currently, Intersections is working with the following partners:

American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) Arcus Foundation

Auburn Seminary

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Citi Private Bank Convergence
The Cordoba Initiative DeBartolo Emblem Health
Faith House Faith in Public Life George Mason University School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Global Tolerance Grant Thornton H. van Amerigan Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Hartford Seminary Helpern Architects
Interfaith Center of NY Interfaith Youth Core International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Iraqi Student Project Just Vision Doug Katsaros, The Music of Your Dreams
Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan
The Embassy of Kazakhstan Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan LinkTV
The List Project Middle Project Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
Muslim Consultative Network New York Theological Seminary Nitchen Children's Museum of Native America
Odyssey Networks One Nation Open Society Foundations
Paul Winter Rockefeller Brothers Fund Sargent Shriver Peace Institute
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding TD Bank TD Charitable Foundation
United Church of Christ United Nations Alliance of Civilizations World Forum of Spiritual Culture, Kazakhstan



Mr. Murray Sams, Jr. is an Army Veteran with six years of service. He joined in 1964 and was stationed in Munich, Germany where he was with the Fifth Battalion, 32nd Armory as a gunner and tank commander. But before his heroic service, the 74 year old was working as an orderly at Hillman Hospital in Alabama on a Sunday morning 55 years ago.


It was 10:22am September 15, 1963, when the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL was bombed. Many were hurt, but four little girls lost their lives while in Sunday School. Denise McNair was just 11 years old. Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley were 14 years old. That infamous church bombing was one of the most horrific of the Civil Rights Movement and Mr. Sams was there when the girls were brought into the hospital.


It was no surprise the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was targeted. It had been a central meeting place for the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Following the terrorist attack, it continued as a historic strong hold in the fight for racial justice. Members of the KKK Cahaba Group were eventually convicted in the deadly bombing. Herman Cash was suspected, but died before being prosecuted. Robert Chambliss was convicted in November 1977, Thomas Blanton was convicted in 2000 and Bobby Cherry was ultimately convicted in May 2002.


Four little girls died that day 55 years ago, as did two other teenagers when fires and rioting broke out throughout the city of Birmingham. This violent church bombing was a costly, yet pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle.

Mr. Murray Sams, Jr. is an Army Veteran with six years of service. He joined in 1964 and was stationed in Munich, Germany where he was with...