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  • Blog
    Mon, 7 Apr 2014
    ArticleUniform Justice: Part of the Answer

     “This is not a crime scene; this is a conflict.” In my view, this is the most dramatic and important line in the powerful new play, Uniform Justice, created by TE’A at Intersections International, written by Chukuma Obasi, and produced last week in Memphis, Tennessee, in collaboration with the Mayor’s... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 2 Apr 2014
    ArticleFundraising is Fun

    It was the title that caught my eye. Or maybe it was the context. For several weeks, I’ve been asking colleagues, collaborators, family members and friends to contribute to Intersections’ upcoming biennial awards gala on May 29. Though arduous at times, this task has brought me considerable smiles, an audible whoop or two and... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Apr 2014
    ArticleThe Loss of Lessons Learned

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana It is never difficult to find something to write about concerning the veteran-civilian divide.  The challenge tends to be finding a unique voice that inspires understanding and action.   Yesterday, however, something crossed my... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Apr 2014
    ArticleKeeping it Real: US/Pakistan Relations

    When you mention to friends that you are going to Pakistan, they look at you like you are crazy. “Why in the world would you do that?!”      Americans are deeply frightened of Pakistan. They imagine that many or most Pakistanis are terrorists who just can’t wait to kill Americans, or worse. For this... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 26 Mar 2014
    ArticleJames Rowe Named New Director Of Believe Out Loud

    Intersection International is pleased to announce the appointment of James Rowe as the new Director of Believe Out Loud (BOL).  Prior to his new appointment, James served as both the Community Outreach Director and Acting Director for Believe Out Loud, working closely with faith leaders, movement organizers and welcoming churches... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 21 Mar 2014
    ArticleInsight in Memphis

    I didn't know how to believe it when I learned in elementary school that my city was the violent crime capital of the United States. Memphis. More rapes and murders per capita than New York City at a time when that was saying a lot. For my whole life, variations of that grim ranking have colored the world's view of the city I... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 21 Mar 2014
    ArticleSalaam Alekum at Peshawar Peace Rally: God’s...

    Rev. Dr. Titus Presler is the Principle of Edwardes College in Peshawar, one of the most conflict-affected areas in northern Pakistan. He is also a UPIC delegate who participated in our journey to Pakistan in April 2013. On September 22nd, 2013, there was a fatal bombing that took place at All Saint’s Church, the house of worship... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 21 Mar 2014
    ArticleFinding Our Values

    It is always fun getting to meet and know famous people. I suspect Mike McCurry knew he was famous, except he wasn’t the famous one, technically speaking. His boss was famous, Mike just happened to have been the press secretary and spokesperson for President Bill Clinton. There was a period of time during which I suspect that Mike... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 5 Mar 2014
    Silent No More: Denouncing “Christian” Voices...

    Christians around the world continue to use their faith to justify laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. On our blog, Marie Alford-Harkey, Deputy Director of the Religious Institute, shares why her Christian faith demands she speak out against these laws, which promote violence, discrimination, and misogyny. Read... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 5 Mar 2014
    ArticleOut of the Weeds: TE’A and Insight Theatre –...

    In my last blog, I promised to come out of the weeds in my work with TE’A, to step away from the theoretical and aesthetic particulars of creating Insight theatre, so that I could clearly answer the questions at the heart of this work, what is TE’A and what is it trying to accomplish and how? I gave short and sweet answers... more...

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