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    Wed, 2 Apr 2014
    blogFundraising is Fun

    It was the title that caught my eye. Or maybe it was the context. For several weeks, I’ve been asking colleagues, collaborators, family members and friends to contribute to Intersections’ upcoming biennial awards gala on May 29. Though arduous at times, this task has brought me considerable smiles, an audible whoop or two and... more...

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    Mon, 24 Feb 2014
    blogThe Power of Sharing Experiences

    On January 10, 2014, while on my way to a doctor’s appointment, I experienced a life-changing accident. I posted a blog A Deeper Realization describing my misfortune, its impact and its repercussions during the process of recuperation. It seems it touched a chord, as my blog was greeted with numerous well wishes from many, many... more...

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    Tue, 11 Feb 2014
    blogA Deeper Realization

    On January 10, I was returning home during a relentless period of inclement weather, and my life changed. I was heading to a doctor’s appointment and then to a sleepover weekend with two of our grandchildren. I never made it. It seems that I slipped on some black ice caused by a gentle drizzle that immediately froze onto very cold... more...

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014
    blogA 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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    Thu, 5 Dec 2013
    blogThose Cute Little Drones

    Did you happen to see 60 Minutes on Sunday, or perhaps some of the follow-up news reports? The buzz was all over the airways: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveiled to a seemingly startled CBS’s Charlie Rose (really, he had no idea?) that Amazon was experimenting with drone technology to reduce delivery time to customers. The... more...

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    Thu, 5 Dec 2013
    blogNelson Mandela

    It is with deep sadness that we at Intersections International bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most iconic peacemakers and leaders of our time. As a nation we stand in awe of the man whose enormous moral courage influenced generations to speak out against oppression, racism and political corruption. My greatest... more...

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    Tue, 12 Nov 2013
    blogBullies and the Bullied

    In the unfolding controversy about bullying among the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins, two points need to be made: walls of silence, be it locker rooms or clerics’ offices, are fertile ground for dysfunctional, dehumanizing behavior; and anyone can be bullied. For the uninitiated, offensive lineman Jonathan Martin... more...

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    Tue, 5 Nov 2013
    blogEast Meets (Mid)West

    Last week, six Intersections staff members traveled to Central College, a small liberal arts school in Pella, Iowa to teach classes, lead workshops and facilitate gatherings with students, faculty, staff and community leaders. Our charge was to share our expertise in creating safe space for dialogue across lines of... more...

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    Tue, 24 Sep 2013
    blogThe Pope and the President

    Maybe there's something in the water. Last week, two world leaders offered interviews containing hopeful signs of reconciliation and peace. Pope Francis, in an interview with Antonio Spadaro in the Catholic magazine, America, reaffirmed the compassionate, reconciling tone he has used in previous interviews. For Catholics who long... more...

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    Wed, 11 Sep 2013
    blogAlmost Sunset at the 9/11 Memorial

    Sunday was incredibly beautiful—bright, warm, dry—one of those days that happen all too infrequently in New York City. I had just walked the streets of lower Manhattan in the 9/11 Unity Walk, co-sponsored by Intersections, Religions for Peace USA and the Interfaith Center of NY. That evening, we seemed on the brink of yet... more...