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  • Blog
    Mon, 8 May 2017
    ArticleFashion Authority

    Like any responsible fashion-conscious New Yorker, I follow every luxury retailer on Instagram.  It is a hardship to keep up with all of the trends, a social media minefield of knowing things like what is the current it-bag and making sure not to carry it, myself.  The goal after all, is to be trendy without being like everyone... more...

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    Mon, 8 May 2017
    ArticlePredation in the Military: When Killers Turn...

    After being accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman while on temporary assignment in Virginia Beach, Petty Officer First Class Gregory Kyle Seerden, 31, of Missouri, had his cell phone confiscated by the he Naval Criminal Investigative Service. What they found on the Navy SEAL’s cell phone were 78 photos of child... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 3 May 2017
    ArticleThe Intersection of Joy and Sadness

    The month of April held a poignant and powerful intersection for me—perhaps a fitting way to end my tenure as Founding Director of this organization that I love. On April 19th at our Tenth Anniversary Gala, I experienced the most unimaginable joy as hundreds gathered to celebrate our first decade of bringing people together across... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 1 May 2017
    ArticleA Warning to Ignorant Americans: Be Prepared

    Iraq was the prime mover. Sure, my ex kicked my ass, and boot camp also put my butt into gear. But Iraq was the tipping point. It’s what politicized me. So much so that I have changed my legal middle name. I mean, my former legal middle name was Owen, which is my father’s legal middle name. I had no real attachment to it,... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Apr 2017
    ArticleChallenging Stereotypes in Pakistan

    I just returned from a week-long visit to Pakistan. It was my third trip there in recent years as part of a peacemaking group seeking to build mutual understanding and relationships between the U.S. and Pakistan. This effort is sponsored by Intersections, a mission of the Collegiate Churches of NYC (four congregations, the most famous of... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Apr 2017
    Article4 Ways to Be a Better Ally

    The Trump administration has been in power for just over two months. Many people are fearful that the social advantages won in recent times will be rolled back. Recently, the administration took gender identity and sexual orientation off of the 2020 census. The cause for concern for many people in our country and the future of our... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 17 Apr 2017
    ArticleThe Veteran Death Wish

    If a man says he is going to kill himself, we have a straightforward piece of information to work with. If a man is at risk for a fatal disease, like a heart attack or lung cancer, and refuses to change his behavior, how should we consider that? I have a theory.  I believe many vets want to be dead but don't want to pull... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 10 Apr 2017
    ArticleFrom Rwanda to Syria: Is History Repeating Itself?

    The Rwandan genocide is being repeated right now in Syria. April 3rd, 2017’s alleged chemical attack in Syria killed 86 people, including 26 children. Horrific pictures and videos of children slowly dying in their parent’s arms while foam leaks out of their mouths are all over social media. What makes the Syrian conflict... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 6 Apr 2017
    ArticleMy Workplace is Sacred

    I often refer to Studio 145, the performing space housed at Intersections International, as a sacred space. Its prestige is tied to religion, but not one particular religion. It’s a space where reverence is expected for all people, with respect for their spiritual beliefs. I believe that universal kind of reverence is foundational... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 6 Apr 2017
    ArticleNew UPIC Seeds Planted in Pakistan

    During the last week of March, Intersections led a group of more than 30 delegates from 12 countries to Pakistan as part of our ongoing US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) program. It was remarkable to see how this effort has grown over the five years since a small group of us journeyed to Oman to begin this work. Most of our... more...

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