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- BlogMon, 6 Apr 2020The UN SDGs Are Important Now More Than Ever:...
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the UN Global Goals, were established in 2015 to guide the world in creating a better future for all, with the intention of “leaving no one behind’. There are 17 SDGs that cover a myriad of issue areas and provide an urgent call to... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 16 Mar 2020Women of Faith Leading by Example in Global...
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” – James 3:17-18 (Bible NIV) Faith leaders bring people together. This... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogThu, 5 Mar 2020When Disaster Strikes – Who Is There to Help?
International Relief Efforts in the Caribbean and Around the World On February 24th the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations hosted an event on global disaster relief where representatives from several international organizations shared best practices and projects happening around the... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogThu, 6 Feb 2020Reflections on The Year of Return
I N T R O D U C T I O N From surfing across all social media platforms, to detailed google docs managing multiple itineraries and group messages between friends and family, The Year of Return made its way across the Atlantic into the palms of our hands. Marking the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans leaving the shores of the... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 5 Feb 2020World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Role of...
“Don’t remain passive. Speak out! Speak out!” – Adama Dieng, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, reflecting on his work and the need to always speak out against injustice. To commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week, Intersections participated in an event at... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 27 Jan 2020Reflections on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jerusalem is one big traffic jam today and an emotional clog. Dozens of world leaders have gathered to honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz ahead of the International Holocaust Memorial Day next week. My father survived Auschwitz and didn’t talk much about what really happened there. In one of my first... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 14 Jan 2020Year of Return to Ghana: An Homage to...
What happens when a large group of individuals reconnect and trace their roots back hundreds of years to the exact same place where their ancestors once lived? Often, when we hear about ‘birthright’ trips, we may think of Israel and Judaism. But the 2019 Year of Return to Ghana aims to add a new perspective: African... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 25 Dec 2019Home for the Holidays: Mixing Christmas with...
I often tell young people that when we learn to support the progress of others, we quickly notice that we are not easily intimidated by their success. Instead, we learn that collaboration is the new way forward; we form partnerships where we learn from each other and not envy each other. In Bob Proctor’s book, You Were Born... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 17 Dec 2019The Voices of Israel and Palestine
I’ve just returned from an 11-day trip to the Holy Land, which was a collaboration among RCA Women’s Transformation and Leadership, RCA missionaries Sally and Josh Vis, and PhD candidate and RCA minister Dustyn Keepers. We climbed Mt. Arbel and walked the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. We visited archaeological sites of Qumran... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 11 Dec 2019Journey to the Al Hajar Mountains
"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.” (NASB) Deuteronomy 8:15 I was reading Deuteronomy as we drove into the mountains. I’d been in Oman’s capital city, Muscat,... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking