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  • Blog
    Mon, 19 Aug 2013
    ArticleThe Facebook Factor

    Every morning and evening I take my ritual commuter subway ride. At the end of nearly every train journey I find that at some point I've done two things (besides chastise myself for forgetting hand sanitizer again):  1) swept the car with my eyes, searching for a sign of a fellow veteran – inked skin that tells our story,... more...

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2013
    ArticleIntersections Has Moved

    Intersections has moved. While it’s true that we are always refining and refocusing our work intellectually and spiritually, this time we have physically moved. After almost six years in our “home” at 274 Fifth Avenue, we have a bright, new location: 145 W. 28th Street, 11 th Floor, New York, NY 10001. It was easy to... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 15 Aug 2013
    ArticleHow We Have Forgotten The People of the Book

    The title of this reflection may interest some; in others, it may stir curiosity as to who or what comprises “The People of the Book.” But for those who know – I hope it can serve as a reminder of how truly similar Muslims, Jews and Christians are in the mutual bond of their respective Abrahamic faiths. My aim,... more...

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    Fri, 2 Aug 2013
    ArticleThe Magic of Red, White & Blue

    FOMO- Fear of Missing Out. Like many people, when I fall ill I usually contract FOMO in conjunction with whatever illness I might have. This week was no exception. I was ill and there was so much to do: meetings, ongoing preparations for the Intersections office move, development for upcoming Dialogue events, and plans to go running with... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 2 Aug 2013
    ArticleThe Actual Dance

    Some issues we address at Intersections are captured on front pages: the reintegration of US veterans into civilian life; the relationship between the US and Pakistan; full inclusion for LGBT persons; polarization in American society by race, religion, economic inequality. Other issues lie behind the headlines, and linger without... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 1 Aug 2013
    ArticleShoot Day - The RVIP Police Training Video Comes...

    I've spent the past two months writing and co-producing a training video that will be used to introduce police officers (particularly from the police departments of Memphis, TN and Lowell, MA) to the Insight approach to conflict resolution and its potential for effectiveness when used in law enforcement. Knowing that there are a lot... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 1 Aug 2013
    ArticleA Tale of Two Interns: At the Synagogue

    Intersections kindly arranged for Shanzae and me to take part in a guided visit by one of our UPIC representatives, Rabbi Ari Hart (who, due to the impending birth of his child, mozaltov, was unable to attend our conference in Pakistan this year). Rabbi Hart very kindly offered to not only show us around his recently rejuvenated... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 24 Jul 2013
    A Tale of Two Interns

    co-authored by Shanzae Asif The Breaking of the Fast: Iftar This summer, Intersections has the privilege of hosting two young women interns — Elisabeth from the U.S. and Shanzae from Pakistan. Below is the first in a series of blogs that explores their different (or perhaps not so different) perspectives. Elisabeth: This... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 19 Jul 2013
    ArticleTribal America

    Last year several months after the death of Trayvon Martin, Intersections’ hosted a Washington Dialogue to explore root causes of how and why Trayvon Martin ended up being stalked and shot to death while walking home through the gated community he was visiting. The small group was diverse. A black man and a black woman, an... more...

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    Fri, 19 Jul 2013
    ArticleVeterans, Civilians, Sons and Brothers

    “What do YOU have to bring to the table in a conversation with a veteran forty-four years out of Vietnam and a younger veteran coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, both suffering from severe PTSD?” The question I asked myself was blaring in my head louder than a fire alarm in a library.  I had a restless night before... more...

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