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  • Blog
    Tue, 2 Jul 2013
    Plan for Serendipity and Then Help Others

    The second Network for Meaning gathering, held on May 7th at the Intersections office on 5th Avenue, was one of contradictions. How can we be successful and have meaning and purpose in our work and our life? The answer to that question was provided by our three keynote speakers: Julien Gorden, Rabbi Joshua Stanton and Matuya... more...

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    Tue, 2 Jul 2013
    ArticleIn Pakistan, Seeking Healing, One Relationship at...

    While driving to work the other day, a snippet of dialogue jumped out from the otherwise soothing background noise of the radio. “Pakistan has more terrorists per square mile than any other country,” read NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly, quoting a line from her new novel Anonymous Sources. To most Americans, this... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 26 Jun 2013
    ArticleMarriage Equality

    The landscape shifted today as the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed California's Proposition 8. These decisions are but another moment in the inexorable bending of the arc of history towards justice and that day when there is full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 18 Jun 2013
    ArticleConstruction Ahead

    Since moving to New York I have been making a home out of my apartment very slowly, a little paint here, some construction there, as I learn what works with the space I have. There is construction underway with the Dialogues as well. It has been a very busy month for the VCD, erecting bridges that span the veteran-civilian divide in... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 18 Jun 2013
    ArticlePride Month Events

    Pride month has officially begun! Across the country the LGBT community and their supporters are making their voices heard as we wait for the Supreme Court to announce its opinions on Marriage Equality. Believe Out Loud is honored to partner with The Collegiate Churches of New York again this year to show our LGBT Christian... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    Bridging the Gap: Gender Theory in Research and...

    Last month, Vieve Radha Kramer and I were invited to George Mason University in Virginia to present at a conference titled Bridging the Gap: Gender Theory in Research and Practice. The conference was hosted by the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict (CGC) at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S CAR). This was their... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    ArticleHealing For All: A First-Hand Experience

    Two weeks ago, I had my left shoulder surgically replaced. After more than a decade of decreased mobility and increased pain, replacement surgery was the only option for relief and repair. I spent two nights in the hospital. Complications extended a 90 minute procedure to four hours, but otherwise things went smoothly. I have returned to... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    ArticleReligion, the problem or solution in US-Pakistan...

    Last month I travelled with a multi-faith delegation of US religious leaders, the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC), to meet with Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad and Lahore. While in Pakistan, I found that a shift to human security — beyond military security and improving quality of life in terms of education,... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 31 May 2013
    Faith Leaders Helping to Heal the US-Pakistan...

    As Pakistanis went to the polls last week seeking their first democratic transition after a full-term civilian-led government, Americans heard a narrative of Pakistan as a largely violent and lawless country, steeped in corruption, and plagued by extremism. But this is only part of the story in this diverse and strategically important... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 23 May 2013
    ArticleLetter from the Founding Director

    Friends: It is with considerable joy that I share with you the launch of our newly designed web site. I am sure you’ll agree that both the look and the organization of the site will make for a more efficient and productive experience for you—our valued friends and colleagues. As you take time to noodle around the... more...

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