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  • Blog
    Mon, 21 Apr 2014
    ArticleAn Intersections Moment

    Premiering this week is a new sound segment entitled An Intersections Moment which is slated to become a permanent feature of our Studio 145 programming.  Fred Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Intersections and host of Studio 145, shares a moment inspired during his morning travel on New York’s A train, and... more...

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    Mon, 21 Apr 2014
    Long Division

    Our guest blogger is Grifter, author of the Musings of a Grey Man articles at OAF Nation.  Grifter is a Marine Corps veteran and served in the special operations community.  As such, anonymity is required and provides a unique basis for his compelling point of view in this very personal blog.   Last week, I discussed the... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 17 Apr 2014
    ArticleRedefining Realness: How Janet Mock Is Teaching...

    In his first Believe Out Loud (BOL) blog, BOL Editorial Assistant, Sean A. Watkins, recounts his experience seeing Janet Mock’s appearance on the now cancelled Piers Morgan CNN Show and his personal reaction as he reads her New York Times Best seller, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.... more...

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    Wed, 16 Apr 2014
    ArticleEngaging the Elephant in the Room: Interreligious...

    There are few subjects in the world today that arouse as much discussion as global terrorism and violence. Sadly, it is through the prism of violence and threats to our safety that both Pakistanis and Americans have come to see their relationship with each other. This is why the gathering of civil society leaders from both the US and... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 8 Apr 2014
    ArticleUniting Through Education and Exchange

    When Intersections International invited me to join the U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) and travel to Pakistan, I accepted without hesitation.  My friends and family, on the other hand, were not as thrilled.  As a Ph.D. student in the U.S. specializing in international education, I knew this experience would... more...

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    Tue, 8 Apr 2014
    ArticlePakistan, March 2014

    It feels like a new chapter beginning. Jewish art and ritual items have always filled my home.  But, now, when you enter our house, you will also see a beautiful prayer rug in the foyer. It is a significant memento of an extraordinary experience in Pakistan. When Reverend Bob Chase from UPIC/US Pakistan Interreligious Consortium,... more...

  • 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
    Mon, 7 Apr 2014
    ArticleRemembrances of Pakistan

    It has been a very interesting and emotionally engaging couple of weeks for me since our journey to Pakistan. I have traveled to many countries in the world but can’t remember ever being so moved, confused, inspired and intrigued as I was by this Pakistan experience.  Pakistan is an amazing mix of the ancient and the nuances... 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...

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    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...

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