• blog
    Tue, 3 Sep 2013
    blogOn Red Lines and Open Tables

    When it comes to American foreign policy, we continue to get ourselves into no-win situations. The latest swamp is the Syrian Civil War and the appropriate (?) ethical (?) strategic (?) role the US should play as a result of seemingly incontrovertible evidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people,... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 19 Aug 2013
    blogIntersections 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
    Fri, 2 Aug 2013
    blogThe 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
    Mon, 15 Jul 2013
    blogGeorge Zimmerman Verdict

    Sometimes, legal decisions can cloud larger realities. The arbitrary nature of our criminal justice system, weighted as it is toward those who are white and wealthy, can turn on minutia, misinformation or a misguided legal approach. The results of court cases, especially criminal cases, speak to specifics regarding evidence, litigious... more...

  • blog
    Wed, 26 Jun 2013
    blogMarriage 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...

  • Article
    Tue, 18 Jun 2013
    ArticleLove and Forgiveness

    Sometimes, it is the unexpected things in life that prove to be the most rewarding. A few days ago, we learned that the Collegiate Church of New York, Intersections’ “parent” organization, was recognized as an “Exemplar of Love and Forgiveness in Governance” by George Mason University in Virginia. Along with... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013
    blogHealing 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
    blogReligion, 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
    blogFaith 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
    blogLetter 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...