• blog
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    This Generation and the Next

    I am currently en route to Pakistan for our sixth UPIC trip over the past five years. It is an important moment in our long-term effort to help ease tension between our two countries. As we build relationships, alter stereotypes and continue to implement an action agenda developed during previous trips, we can count ten sustained efforts... more...

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    Mon, 20 Mar 2017
    blogFounding Director, The Rev. Bob Chase Retires

    Intersections International announces the retirement of its Founding Director, The Reverend Robert Chase. A decade ago, the Collegiate Churches entrusted Reverend Chase with the responsibility of sculpting their vision, that of an organization working on the front lines of national and global conflict to bring greater understanding,... more...

  • Article
    Wed, 1 Mar 2017
    Founding Director, The Rev. Bob Chase Retires

    Intersections International announces the retirement of its Founding Director, The Reverend Robert Chase. A decade ago, the Collegiate Churches entrusted Reverend Chase with the responsibility of sculpting their vision, that of an organization working on the front lines of national and global conflict to bring greater understanding,... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017
    Willie Nelson

    In this time of news overload, we can find ourselves starved for a good story, free from the frenetic pace of headlines out of Washington and the profound and often disturbing impact policies and pronouncements from the new administration on the lives of individuals and communities. In that spirit, then, I share a story about Willie... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 6 Feb 2017
    The Real America

    It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks since the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as Forty-Fifth President of the United States. The new President has signed the most executive orders in the shortest time period since Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. The issues addressed by these executive orders... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017
    Some Words

    Some words that have crossed my mind... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 23 Jan 2017
    Humanizing Obamacare

    It was a beautiful wedding. Our nephew Cord was marrying his longtime sweetheart, Annie. Cord is an Eagle Scout who applies his desire to serve in the Portland, Oregon school system where he works with children with emotional challenges. Annie is Development Director at a private school. Vivacious and kind, she makes friends easily. Our... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017
    “It Is Better to Light a Candle”

    During the holidays, my family was challenged by the dramatic changes brought on by end-of-life dilemmas. Such moments remind us how precious life is. The micro-reality that my family is experiencing mirrors in some ways the “macro” uncertainty that threatens so many Americans at the start of a new administration: those who... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016
    A Magical Party and Hope for the Future

    When I got off the elevator to enter the holiday party at Intersections last Friday, I was immediately struck by the festive atmosphere that had been created by Lucretia Holden and her team. The twinkling lights, the colorful decor, the scrumptious goodies—it was an elegant environment, not opulent, and set just the right mood for... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 19 Dec 2016
    Learning From Our Mistakes

    The 2016 election season was like no other in U.S. history. In its aftermath, some pundits say that the Clinton camp lost because it failed to reach out, listen to, and win the hearts of the white working class. Although one among many reasons, ignoring the so-called "rust belt" or "flyover zone" played a significant... more...

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