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  • Blog
    Tue, 15 Oct 2013
    ArticleAre YOU a Spartan?

    Spar·tan  /ˈspärtn/  adjective 1:  of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece 2a:  marked by strict self-discipline or self-denial  <a Spartan athlete>   b:  undaunted by pain or danger Mud. Barbed wire. Fire. Are you a Spartan? As those familiar with us know, the... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 11 Oct 2013
    ArticleAn Engaging Piece in a New City

    Memphis is the furthest west I’ve ever traveled within the U.S.  Before we left, I imagined the South to be a whole other world. At the very least, I knew it would be different from New York City – the fast-paced, culturally diverse, noisy, architectural work-of-art that I call home. Memphis is certainly slower paced...... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 24 Sep 2013
    ArticleThe Pope and the President

    Maybe there's something in the water. Last week, two world leaders offered interviews containing hopeful signs of reconciliation and peace. Pope Francis, in an interview with Antonio Spadaro in the Catholic magazine, America, reaffirmed the compassionate, reconciling tone he has used in previous interviews. For Catholics who long... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Sep 2013
    ArticleFeatured Believe Out Loud Blog

    Have you ever been part of an event where you had reason to fear the attendees? This week on the Believe Out Loud blog, Eliel Cruz, President of Intercollegiate Adventist Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition, takes us with him to a film screening in Tennessee, where, standing openly at the intersection of the queer and Seventh-day Adventist... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 16 Sep 2013
    ArticleOutreach for Positive Change

    Through the financial support granted us by the TD Bank Foundation, Intersections continues to provide outreach programs to the metropolitan New York community. These programs are unique in that both visual and performing artists are utilized to demonstrate how creative thinking and collaboration are key in empowering individuals and... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 11 Sep 2013
    ArticleAlmost Sunset at the 9/11 Memorial

    Sunday was incredibly beautiful—bright, warm, dry—one of those days that happen all too infrequently in New York City. I had just walked the streets of lower Manhattan in the 9/11 Unity Walk, co-sponsored by Intersections, Religions for Peace USA and the Interfaith Center of NY. That evening, we seemed on the brink of yet... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 9 Sep 2013
    ArticleOur Identity in Syria: Superhero or Commissioner?

    When DC comics introduced Batman as the Caped Crusader in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics (#27), the Police Department was scripted to be the first on the scene. The Fire Department was also on the job when the Dark Knight came to rescue the citizens of Gotham City. The superhero was rallied to appear in the moment of crisis by... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 6 Sep 2013
    ArticleReflections on Polarization and Insight

    TE’A is currently developing its third project, The America Project, in which we are creatively and constructively engaging the political and cultural polarization of the United States. Audrey Rossetto, our new TE’A intern documentarian, joined the TE’A Company at its third retreat. What follows is Audrey’s... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 3 Sep 2013
    ArticleOn Red Lines and Open Tables

    When it comes to American foreign policy, we continue to get ourselves into no-win situations. The latest swamp is the Syrian Civil War and the appropriate (?) ethical (?) strategic (?) role the US should play as a result of seemingly incontrovertible evidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people,... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 22 Aug 2013
    ArticleEstablish Justice

    Where were you 50 years ago?  I was an 18 year-old sitting in my sister’s living room in El Paso, Texas watching the March on Washington on her big black and white TV. Two other sisters were in Washington at the March and we were hoping to see them in the crowd. We could feel the electricity in the air, even though we were far... more...