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  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleTurning Disagreements into Solutions: Fixing...

    One of our very own UPIC delegates, Mr. Aakif Ahmed recently gave a Tedx Talk at Tedx Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. We invite you to watch this video and think about how to transform disagreements into solutions. more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleOpen Letter to a Warrior

    Dear Grifter, It’s been almost four days since we learned you are trapped in Iraq with ISIS forces breathing down your neck. Since then you’ve been on our minds like a song stuck on repeat.  This, as you know, is extremely odd considering that you’ve never met us.  Unless you count meeting in cyberspace which... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jun 2014
    ArticleThere’s Something about America: A Video...

    This video takes you inside a recent TE'A Insight Design Lab (IDL) where TE'A artists carry out Insight conversations. These conversations are part of our process of discovering and developing the themes, issues, characters and story lines of There’s Something About America, formerly known as the America Project.... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    American: The Bergdahl Test

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…,” unless you are a member of the United States military in which abiding by your word can mean the difference between life and death for yourself or members of your unit. The Taliban’s release of army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has left many at a loss... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    ArticleMoving Mass in the Middle

    Reuven reflecting on when he spent time living in a Kibbutz in Israel. Below is his story. Years ago when I was a very young man I lived for a couple of years on a communal farm in Israel and worked in the collective dairy. I learned the ropes and was initiated in the usual way by being told that the young calves needed to have their... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    ArticleOut of the Weeds III: TE’A and the Function of...

    In my last blog, Out of the Weeds II, I worked to explain how TE’A uses the Insight Approach to ground the creation of Insight theatre. As Lonergan explains, “[art] is participation, and in some fashion a re-enactment of the artist’s inspiration and intention.” Thus, when TE’A artists are engaged in creating... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    President Obama Proclaims LGBT Pride Month

    President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation declaring June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In his proclamation, President Obama traces the origins of the LGBT movement and names the injustices still faced today. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 27 May 2014
    ArticleBridges Across Boundaries

    During our last UPIC trip to Pakistan, we were privileged to interact with students from Foreman Christian College in Lahore through the Centre for Dialogue & Action. Due to the recent bombings, we were unable to meet them in person, meeting instead via Skype from Islamabad. Sakina Younis, an intern at the Centre for Dialogue &... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 23 May 2014
    Is Religious Freedom For Everyone?

    GLAAD's Media Strategist, Alexandra Bolles asks the bold question, "Is Religous Freedom For Everyone?" in her first blog at Believe Out Loud. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 12 May 2014
    Christianity Made Me Bisexual

    Believe Out Loud blogger, Laura Berol muses about Christianity, her bisexual orientation and life as a wife and mother. Read more.   more...

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