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  • Blog
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014
    ArticleDon’t Get Out of the Military and Become an...

    “A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” – General George S. Patton I think William Treseder and I would get along famously.  And by famously I mean that we would fight like brother and sister, but ultimately agree on what is good for the whole fam damily. On June 3rd, he wrote an article... more...

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    Mon, 14 Jul 2014
    ArticleChallenges of Hate Crimes in Pakistan

    The US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) is focused solely on rebuilding the relationship between these two great nations. However UPIC has supporters all over the world who share in the appreciation of this work. Rehman Anwar is a Friend of UPIC as well as the Project Manager for Faith Matters in the UK. Although this blog has... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 14 Jul 2014
    ArticleGrassroots & Community Initiatives Toward...

    In March 2014, the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) held a week-long strategic planning session with their counterparts in Islamabad. In an effort to maximize our audience, we held a Public Day that featured appearances by UPIC delegates, college students, heads of university institutions, and even the Federal Minister of... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 7 Jul 2014
    ArticleMouth Shut, Eyes Open: Five Critical Lessons I...

    Back in March, I stumbled on a brand new pilot program through my home institution in Iowa, Central College. This program places an emphasis on social justice and requires an internship in New York City. I was ecstatic to hear that I’d been accepted!  While other college kids would be working summer jobs at fast food joints, I... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 3 Jul 2014
    ArticleInsight Questions: A Look Into TE'As Foundational...

    We last presented a video which showed several participants in Insight Conversations with our TE'A Company members. We focused on the stories they chose to tell when asked a series of Insight questions about a polarizing issue that mattered to them. In this follow-up video, we have chosen to present moments from our last Insight... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Jul 2014
    Religious Institute Brings Visibility To...

    Marie Alford-Harkey from the Religious Institute announces the release of an important new book entitled Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities. Read more. more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Jul 2014
    ArticleThe Power of Dialogue

    A month long internship in New York City is not how I expected to wrap up my college career, but it has been a truly enriching experience. It all started with a conversation. This particular conversation was with a professor with whom I’d often discussed my next steps after graduating from Central College. In this conversation, I... 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
    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...

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