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    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    Article“She Started It”: Why the Marine Internet...

    I refuse to be disgusted or outraged by the revelation this week that thousands of Marines and other military members actively violated the privacy of their “sisters in arms” by posting their naked pictures online without their knowledge or consent. I refuse to default to the usual complaint about the top brass doing... more...

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    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    ArticleSymptom of the Disease

    I was not surprised when I learned that the Marine Corps’ nude-photo-sharing story proved to be just the beginning of an even bigger problem – encompassing all the major branches of the military in a sexual scandal that has rocked the nation. I thought back to the time of my own Army service when a new female... more...

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    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    ArticleThis Generation and the Next

    I am currently en route to Pakistan for our sixth UPIC trip over the past five years. It is an important moment in our long-term effort to help ease tension between our two countries.

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    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    ArticleWhen Christian Compassion Doesn’t Apply to...

    During the holidays, I noticed a Franciscan Health commercial with the hashtag #FranciscanPeacePrayer. This beautiful prayer, attributed to St. Francis in the 13th century, was repeated during the commercial. The visuals in the ad showed smiling people helping each other and showing love. Here is a link if you want to check it... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017
    ArticleThank You For Your Service

    When I was a grunt in the military, I remember our reaction to the now still ubiquitous “Thank you for your service” (TYFYS). It speaks to the element of Sparta that I was a part of that few people around me were not against the war and in the particular unit I was in, to include myself, many were for it. I won’t bother... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017
    ArticleFounding Director, The Rev. Bob Chase Retires

    Intersections International announces the retirement of its Founding Director, The Reverend Robert Chase. A decade ago, the Collegiate Churches entrusted Reverend Chase with the responsibility of sculpting their vision, that of an organization working on the front lines of national and global conflict to bring greater understanding,... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Mar 2017
    ArticleWar Pays My Bills.

    Almost everything I own is a result of the war in Afghanistan. My car, my clothing, my guns, my apartment The income I have invested in stocks, and other financial funds are also because of the war. The war made me better. I think it made me appreciate my life, my family and where I came from. Every day I think about how grateful I am... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Mar 2017
    ArticleIt’s Up to Us (Always Has Been)

    One of the most frustrating and emotionally and spiritually damaging aspects of Transgender justice work is the persistent confrontation with silence. There is always a moment when individuals, organizations of all kinds, family members or friends, communities of faith, and government entities have an opportunity to offer care, kindness... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Mar 2017
    ArticlePolicy, Empathy and the Global Refugee Crisis

    Since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, no one would imagine the extent of the profound impact that this revolutionary wave of immigration would have. Individuals who had hoped for democracy and freedom were forced to leave behind their families and try to survive in strange lands with hostile inhabitants. As international... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 2 Mar 2017
    ArticleKuwait

    I just stepped off the plane for my first active duty tour in Iraq. It is 2003 and I am taking my first steps in Kuwait.  I hear people speaking in a language that I cannot understand.  I feel overwhelmed.  As soon as we land, everything is fast paced. I worry that I might not be able to process things quickly in a... more...

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