• blog
    Fri, 12 Aug 2011
    Native Americans and 9/11

    Last night at the American Indian Cultural House, I had an opportunity to experience a profoundly symbolic expression of hope and healing. A group of young people from the Lummi nation, a small (less than 7,000 members) Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest, journeyed across the country to share their experience of cultural... more...

  • blog
    Fri, 5 Aug 2011
    What Would Your Ribbon Say?

    In a few short weeks, people everywhere will commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Ceremonies of remembrance will be particularly poignant here in New York where grief and loss still weigh heavy. Memories of last year’s vitriolic debate over proposed construction of a Muslim Community Center in lower Manhattan... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 27 Jun 2011
    Getting Out and Coming Out

    Last week, President Obama had unprecedented opportunities on consecutive days to demonstrate his promised “change we can believe in.” On both occasions, he came up short.  On Wednesday night, the President addressed the nation about his plans for withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, outlining a drawdown of 10,000... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 13 Jun 2011
    Prepare To Chat

    As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I’ve noticed a concerted effort on the part of individuals across political, ideological and cultural spectrums who are seeking to have genuine conversations about what it means to build a diverse human tapestry in this city and beyond. Intersections has been engaged with several... more...

  • blog
    Sun, 8 May 2011
    10 Years Later: Send Hope On 10th Anniversary Of...

    Symbols matter. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we invite you to participate in an event that will show a strong symbol of unity in the midst of the marvelously diverse mosaic that is not only New York City, but all of America and, indeed, the whole world. Ten years ago, we were all one for that unbelievable moment in time. We can be... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 18 Apr 2011
    Prepare New York

    Last summer, New York was embroiled in a controversy over the development of a Muslim Community Center in lower Manhattan that quickly escalated into a vitriolic debate that exposed deep feelings of unresolved grief from attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and about the place of American Muslims within the fabric of our society. It... more...

  • Article
    Thu, 7 Jan 2010
    Healing Turtle Island

    Friday, November 27, 2009 (the day after Thanksgiving), marked the first Native American Heritage Day, as signed into law in June by President Obama. On that day, members of the many bands of the Lenape family of Indians, from as far away as Canada, came to lower Manhattan to participate in an historic healing ceremony with members of... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 7 Dec 2009
    Healing Between and Among Communities

    On November 27, 2009 the Collegiate Church of New York, Intersections’ “parent” organization, observed the first national Native American Heritage Day (as designated by President Obama in June) with Healing Turtle Island: An Event of Cultural Reconciliation between the Collegiate Church and the Lenape. It was an amazing... more...