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- BlogMon, 26 Oct 2015Iraq and Afghanistan
Time is relentless. Sometimes hours pass in a heartbeat; other times, years unfold without our even seeming to notice. On October 15, President Obama announced a reversal in U.S. policy in Afghanistan, saying that American forces will remain until at least 2017, beyond the length of his second term in office. Back in 2008, then Senator... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 13 Oct 2015Good News in a Weary World
Lately, it has seemed that each new day brings another discouraging headline, making it increasingly difficult to remain buoyant when there so much sludge to weigh us down. Whether it be dysfunction in Washington or carnage in the Middle East, persistently unsettling economic news, or the impact of climate change on the world’s... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 15 Sep 2015Syrian Refugees
Recent technology upgrades at Intersections have caused sporadic gaps in our communications. Upon returning from a week-long conference in Washington, DC, I learned that the following blog was never posted. Sadly, the issues raised in this blog have only become more pressing over the past several days. We decided to go ahead and post it... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 5 Aug 2015Celebrating the Wisdom and Warmth Prof. Abdul...
I received an email last week from our close UPIC colleague, Junaid Ahmad, Director of the Center for Global Dialogue in Lahore, Pakistan. The email was a celebration, really, of a mutual friend and a leader in the Pakistani-American community on the West Coast, Professor Abdul Jabbar. What strikes me as I re-read his email is the... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 24 Jun 2015When, America, Will It End?
The massacre inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Caroline, cuts deeply into the souls of every decent person across this nation. The faithless, unprovoked act of a 21 year old white man during a prayer service is unconscionable. Yet, it is not rare or historically unusual. The killing of nine human... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 15 Jun 2015How do we respond to ISIS?
As I travel home from three days in Kazakhstan at the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, I am struck by the number of times I encountered two questions. These questions were perhaps most pointedly asked by Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov in a private briefing with members of the small American delegation in Astana:... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 9 Jun 2015Israel at the Intersection
On June 2nd, as a part of our global Peacemaking initiatives, I traveled to Israel to continue our efforts to support dialogue and opportunities towards building bridges of communication and understanding between Jews and Palestinians, in an effort to find peaceful solutions to the challenges that currently divide them. Intersections is... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogThu, 4 Jun 2015A Jump Start for Sustained Peacebuilding
For most Americans, Kazakhstan seems like a faraway place, indeed. But Americans can be quite myopic, blind to much of what goes on in the world beyond its borders. Actually, from a world perspective, Kazakhstan is right in the center of things. Located on the old silk route, straddling Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan is home to well over... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 11 May 201530 Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Muslims and...
Friends: At our Leadership Council meeting on April 16, we had an intense and spirited discussion about how religious intolerance has fueled prejudice, violence and fear both in the US and on the global stage. One realization that emerged from the meeting was how, in America, many non-Muslims—even among the enlightened folks who... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 24 Nov 2014The Art of New Beginnings
As we move into our traditional season of celebration, ceremony and remembrance, we at Intersections, along with the Collegiate Church family, re-dedicate ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Native American brothers and sisters. In keeping with the Healing Turtle Island ceremony in 2009, when a new alliance was formed... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking