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  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    ArticleReligion, the problem or solution in US-Pakistan...

    Last month I travelled with a multi-faith delegation of US religious leaders, the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC), to meet with Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad and Lahore. While in Pakistan, I found that a shift to human security — beyond military security and improving quality of life in terms of education,... more...

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    Fri, 31 May 2013
    ArticleFaith Leaders Helping to Heal the US-Pakistan...

    As Pakistanis went to the polls last week seeking their first democratic transition after a full-term civilian-led government, Americans heard a narrative of Pakistan as a largely violent and lawless country, steeped in corruption, and plagued by extremism. But this is only part of the story in this diverse and strategically important... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 23 May 2013
    ArticleLetter from the Founding Director

    Friends: It is with considerable joy that I share with you the launch of our newly designed web site. I am sure you’ll agree that both the look and the organization of the site will make for a more efficient and productive experience for you—our valued friends and colleagues. As you take time to noodle around the... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 22 May 2013
    ArticleDrone Strikes in Pakistan

    I recently traveled to Pakistan to screen my film “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation.” While I was there I had the opportunity to listen to Pakistani people tell me their opinions about the United States drone strikes. I didn’t visit Pakistan to discuss drones, but the topic came up regularly throughout my... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 10 May 2013
    ArticlePakistan in the News

    Last month I traveled to Pakistan as part of a UPIC (US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium) delegation led by the Reverend Robert Chase, founder of Intersections International, a ministry of the Collegiate Church of New York. My involvement came through a sponsoring organization called Convergence, a bi-partisan group based in Washington... more...

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    Tue, 7 May 2013
    ArticleReflections and Memories from Pakistan

    When I was young, I learned a prayer-poem that is sung in many Urdu-speaking families in India, where I was born and lived until I was eight. The poem is also sung all over Pakistan, uniting Pakistani and Indian Muslims across borders and tense relations between the two countries through a shared appreciation for the famous Pakistani... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 May 2013
    Insight in LA

    A few weeks ago, I attended the West Coast Lonergan Workshop where I was presenting on Insight theatre and the work of Intersections. The three and a half day conference, held at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, was brimming with incredibly interesting and varied presentations, all using Bernard Lonergan's thought as a theoretical... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 May 2013
    A Surprising Start

    My second day as Manager of the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue program at Intersections International was a day of surprising invitations, one seemingly having nothing to do with the other. First, I was invited to write a blog as the newest member of the Intersections team... My mind was abuzz with so many thoughts! What could I possibly say... more...

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    Mon, 29 Apr 2013
    ArticleWhy We Gather

    (Abu Dhabi) I have a long layover in Abu Dhabi, time to share what happened just a few hours ago in Lahore as our UPIC delegates gathered in our final session. We were dog tired, but we were determined to create a concrete action plan for next steps in our ongoing effort to build mutual respect and understanding between the US and... more...

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    Fri, 26 Apr 2013
    ArticleCombating the Lust for Certainty

    (Lahore, Pakistan) We have moved to Lahore and the final two days of our US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) gathering. A relatively uneventful trip (one bag lost) and some interesting conversations onboard during our brief flight has led us to the campus of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), one of our sponsoring... more...

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