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    Mon, 10 Feb 2014
    ArticleSome May Call It Luck

    I had the pleasure of meeting the Reverend Robert Chase, Founding Director of Intersections International, when he visited George Mason University (GMU) last fall to speak about Intersections and the U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) program. I decided on a whim to attend his briefing to get some information for a class... more...

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    Mon, 10 Feb 2014
    ArticleWhat Has It Been For?

    There is a question snaking out from the underbrush: “What has it been for?”  It slithers on the heels of the return of insurgents in Fallujah, the film Lone Survivor, and release of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ memoir.  Personally, and I say this respectfully, I find this to be a naïve... more...

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    Mon, 10 Feb 2014
    Rev. Gil Caldwell Officiates his first Same-Sex...

    In the latest from Believe Out Loud, Rev. Gil Caldwell, a retired United Methodist minister, shares why he chose to officiate his first same-sex wedding during the same weekend we honored one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A longtime advocate for both racial and LGBT equality,... more...

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014
    ArticleWe All Lost The Duck Dynasty Debate

    As the senior editor of Believe Out Loud, I work every day to grow healthy conversations at the intersection of Christian faith and LGBTQ equality. One of our greatest challenges in this work came in late December during the now-infamous Duck Dynasty debate. The comments Phil Robertson made about LGBTQ people were crude and offensive,... more...

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014
    ArticleDinner with the People of the Book

    Last April, 2013, I traveled to Pakistan for the first time as part of the U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) with Intersections International.  I was privileged to have met many of the distinguished scholars of Islamic Studies on that trip, many of whom I encountered again on January 8, 2014, as they visited the U.S.... more...

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014
    ArticleThe U.S. Marines and a Cautionary Tale

    I needed to take a seat when I read the news. On the morning of January 9th, the New York Times ran a front page article entitled, “Falluja’s Fall Stuns Marines Who Fought There.”  It was aptly described in the article as a gut punch. I had not personally fought in Operation Phantom Fury, but one of the worse... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 23 Jan 2014
    ArticleArts Alive

    As we begin 2014, it’s exciting and inspirational to see that the Arts are alive, well and lend a unique and engaging approach to social justice, and bring artistic expression to all areas of Intersections’ work. As we move forward here are some insights about how and why we utilize the arts, and an introduction to a new... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Jan 2014
    ArticleA Christmas Parable–In Real Time

    Sometimes, if we are attentive to the flow of life around us, the stories that unfold from our day-to-day lives reveal poignant and profound intersections–things you can't make up, but that remind you of how holy moments interrupt our lives in real time and when without warning. Such an experience happened to me over the... more...

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014
    Article“Yesterday’s Warriors. Today’s Scholars....

    A few years ago, I was told in no uncertain terms that military service is simply another form of social welfare and that those of us in the military aren’t smart enough or qualified to do much else. I thought of those words a number of times over the past three days while I was at the Student-Veterans of America (SVA) 6th Annual... more...

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014
    ArticleBuilding Bridges of Faith in Pakistan

    Intersections International’s Global Peacemaking Program is a multi-national venture that serves to heal the rifts that separate people across race, culture, religion and national borders. Its initiative, the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) brings together religious and academic leaders to build bridges of mutual... more...

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