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    Tue, 17 Nov 2015
    blogParis and its Aftermath

    I recoiled in horror as I heard the initial news from Paris and as the night passed and the death toll rose, the news kept getting worse. The carnage was visible in cell phone images taken by eye witnesses. And, as our current reality unfolded over the weekend and into the beginning of this week, the long-term implications of these... more...

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    Mon, 9 Nov 2015
    blogHeadlines Glower as Actual Pakistanis Speak with...

    Last week, we hosted a unique event at Middle Collegiate Church, one of five sister ministries — including Intersections — of the Collegiate Church of New York. Featured were scenes from the internationally acclaimed one-woman show, Burq Off!, about one young woman’s autobiographical journey navigating the stormy seas... more...

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2015
    blogIraq and Afghanistan

    Time is relentless. Sometimes hours pass in a heartbeat; other times, years unfold without our even seeming to notice. On October 15, President Obama announced a reversal in U.S. policy in Afghanistan, saying that American forces will remain until at least 2017, beyond the length of his second term in office. Back in 2008, then Senator... more...

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    Tue, 13 Oct 2015
    blogGood News in a Weary World

    Lately, it has seemed that each new day brings another discouraging headline, making it increasingly difficult to remain buoyant when there so much sludge to weigh us down. Whether it be dysfunction in Washington or carnage in the Middle East, persistently unsettling economic news, or the impact of climate change on the world’s... more...

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    Thu, 24 Sep 2015
    blogDr. Ben Carson and Islam

    With his poll numbers rising, increased attention has been directed at Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. His reserved, mild-mannered approach to campaigning has been a huge contrast to the bellicose front runner Donald J. Trump, causing deeply conservative Republicans, especially evangelicals, to gravitate to him as an... more...

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    Tue, 15 Sep 2015
    blogSyrian Refugees

    Recent technology upgrades at Intersections have caused sporadic gaps in our communications. Upon returning from a week-long conference in Washington, DC, I learned that the following blog was never posted. Sadly, the issues raised in this blog have only become more pressing over the past several days. We decided to go ahead and post it... more...

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    Tue, 25 Aug 2015
    blogTransgender Murders, A National Crisis

    In this Season of Trump, it is easy to miss news stories that speak volumes of who we are as a society and how we need to shift our priorities if all God’s children are to be guaranteed the safety, security and access to opportunity that so many of us take for granted. Voices that have been historically under-represented become... more...

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015
    blogDeclaration Rights, an Idea for the Next Decade

    A week ago, we held an in-depth conversation with members of Intersections' Leadership Council and some invited guests. It was a fascinating conversation during which we examined the near-decade life of Intersections' and looked at examples of how we might move forward during our next ten years. Our gathering took place against... more...

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    Tue, 14 Jul 2015
    blogA Victim, Framed by the Media

    Shortly after the horrific tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, we were performing Uniform Justice, our play that addresses issues of community-police relations in our nation’s urban centers. The setting was an all-black congregation in Queens, New York. The hall—which would ultimately hold more than 70—was... more...

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    Mon, 15 Jun 2015
    blogHow do we respond to ISIS?

    As I travel home from three days in Kazakhstan at the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, I am struck by the number of times I encountered two questions. These questions were perhaps most pointedly asked by Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov in a private briefing with members of the small American delegation in Astana:... more...