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  • Blog
    Mon, 12 May 2014
    ArticleExpectations, Lonergan Scholars, and Falling in...

    For the second year in a row, I went to the West Coast Methods Institute – a conference for Lonergan scholars held at Loyola Marymount University in LA. This year, my experience was profoundly different from last year’s.  Last year I was a presenter. Never before had I stood up in front of an auditorium full of... more...

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    Thu, 8 May 2014
    ArticleA Moral Imperative: Stand Together

    On Tuesday evening, May 13, on the eve marking the one- month anniversary of the wrongful abduction of 276 Nigerian School Girls, hundreds of New Yorkers joined the Collegiate Churches of New York in an Interreligious Call to Prayer, to #BringBackOurGirls. Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders lead prayers and lifted their... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 1 May 2014
    ArticleStudying Talmud in Islamabad

    I arrived a bit late for the first presentation. There was no seat available, but as soon as I entered a traditional looking Muslim man got up and offered me his seat. I was bit embarrassed both at being late and at having been offered a seat by someone who clearly arrived on time, yet welcomed so graciously, I sat down. The... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 30 Apr 2014
    ArticleIslamabad Bomb Blast Hardens Resolve To Continue...

    Yasmine Kohli Fordham:  On Monday, March 3, 2014, a fatal bomb blast occurred in the court buildings in Islamabad, Pakistan. Melody Fox Ahmed, a longtime supporter of UPIC and a past delegate, shares her personal reflections on the incident. On March 11-15, 2014, the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium returned to Islamabad for... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 25 Apr 2014
    ArticleUnwelcomed Reminders this Passover

    Passover has just concluded. Families have gathered, Seders shared, matzos broken, prayers sung, a history recited and remembered. Yet, for me and maybe for many, this Passover marked a time of special remembrance, beyond the Biblical narrative, challenging—for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see—Jews and non-Jews... more...

  • 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...

  • Blog
    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
    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...