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  • Blog
    Tue, 9 Dec 2014
    ArticleFerguson, Staten Island and Uniform Justice

    Events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York’s Staten Island take our breath away. For weeks now, like many people in our country, I have been overwhelmed by the headlines that show how far we must still journey in our efforts to achieve open and honest conversations about race, community policing and how we relate to those we... more...

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    Tue, 9 Dec 2014
    ArticleA Game of Honor: What the Army-Navy Game Can...

    “The Army and the Navy are the best of friends 364 and a-half days out of the year. But on this one Saturday afternoon, we are the worst of enemies.”        —General Dwight D. Eisenhower On Saturday, December 13th, allies will become adversaries. The bonds of brotherhood will come... more...

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014
    A Pastoral Letter from Concerned Faith Leaders in...

    This week, an inter-religious group of over 100 clergy and faith leaders in New York City signed on to a letter asking the de Blasio administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the wrongful death of Eric Garner and to hold the NYPD accountable for all cases of excessive force. Stating that each faith tradition calls us... more...

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014
    ArticleWhat LGBTQ People Need To Hear From Christian...

    "Sexual orientation is not a sin. Gender identity is not a sin. We are all created in the image of God." For me, more than anything else—this statement is what I want to hear from our religious leaders. I want to hear the unambiguous pronouncement that people who are same gender loving, bisexual, transgender,... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 5 Dec 2014
    Article“Do Things That Matter”

    How do you want to be remembered? Will your legacy be determined by the news? Kalsoom Lakhani, Founder and CEO of invest2innovate, a social entrepreneurship incubator, is leading the way for Pakistanis to show another side of their great nation that’s not often covered in the press. With two-thirds  of Pakistan’s... more...

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    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    ArticleUnexpected Threads

    In 2014, our US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) delegates went to Pakistan in an effort to help build bridges between our two countries. One of the young people we met, Shanzae Asif, an undergraduate Pakistani student, later came to New York as a summer intern for Intersections. While here, Shanzae had a chance meeting with... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    ArticleInspired by TE'A: the Power of Insight Design...

    Over the past several months, I have had the great fortune to be in conversation with the TE’A Company, as well as a participant in an intensive Insight Design Lab: observing, learning, giving feedback, and engaging in the creative process in the development of the Company’s current production-in-process, There’s... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    ArticleCharlie Brown, A Marine and Ronald McDonald Walk...

    "Anyway, why should I give thanks on Thanksgiving? What have I got to be thankful for? All it does is make more work for us at school.” – Sally Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Ah, how the annual Thanksgiving classic with the Peanuts gang always gets me right in the “feels” (as the kids say). Usually, I... more...

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    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    ArticleThe Art of New Beginnings

    As we move into our traditional season of celebration, ceremony and remembrance, we at Intersections, along with the Collegiate Church family, re-dedicate ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Native American brothers and sisters. In keeping with the Healing Turtle Island ceremony in 2009, when a new alliance was formed... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 21 Nov 2014
    ArticleNo, Pamela Geller, the Qur'an Is Not Anti-Semitic

    Is Islam really anti-Semetic? Rabbi Reuven Firestone, an UPIC delegate and esteemed Jewish and Islamic scholar, dispels how Pamela Geller attempted to defame Islam in the NY City subways. This piece originally appeared as an Op-Ed in the Jewish Daily Forward. Soon you will see ads, courtesy of Pamela Geller, in the New York City subway... more...

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