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  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    ArticleHealing For All: A First-Hand Experience

    Two weeks ago, I had my left shoulder surgically replaced. After more than a decade of decreased mobility and increased pain, replacement surgery was the only option for relief and repair. I spent two nights in the hospital. Complications extended a 90 minute procedure to four hours, but otherwise things went smoothly. I have returned to... more...

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    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...

  • Blog
    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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