• blog
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014
    Ground Hero Program

    It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 11 Sep 2014
    Obama on ISIS—One Thing Is Clear

    Thoughtful people may disagree over President Obama’s approach to the crisis in Iraq and Syria prompted by the horrifically brutal behavior of ISIS. We can debate the question of the clear and present threat this group poses to the US homeland. On this tragic anniversary of 9/11,we can point out comparisons and contrasts to the... more...

  • blog
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014
    A Day’s Difference

    Americans (and, because of social media, people around the globe) have recoiled with horror, dismay and disgust at scenes from Ferguson, MO that have emerged this week in the wake of the tragic fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, eighteen year-old African American. Just days before he was about to enter college, Brown was killed... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 31 Jul 2014
    Perfect Storm

    As you know, Intersections has been a driving force behind the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium, an alliance of religious leaders, community organizers, scholars and students who have gathered together on several occasions to build relationships, alter stereotypes and develop and implement an action agenda that reduces the level of... more...

  • blog
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014
    Tumultuous July

    After a relentless workload this spring here at Intersections, which began with a trip to Pakistan, included the most successful awards celebration in our history and a plunge into the arduous annual task of budgeting and year-end finances, two weeks off sounded more than enticing. Summer months invariably bring a slower pace, allowing... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 8 May 2014
    A Moral Imperative: Stand Together

    On Tuesday evening, May 13, on the eve marking the one- month anniversary of the wrongful abduction of 276 Nigerian School Girls, hundreds of New Yorkers joined the Collegiate Churches of New York in an Interreligious Call to Prayer, to #BringBackOurGirls. Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders lead prayers and lifted their... more...

  • blog
    Fri, 25 Apr 2014
    Unwelcomed Reminders this Passover

    Passover has just concluded. Families have gathered, Seders shared, matzos broken, prayers sung, a history recited and remembered. Yet, for me and maybe for many, this Passover marked a time of special remembrance, beyond the Biblical narrative, challenging—for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see—Jews and non-Jews... more...

  • blog
    Wed, 2 Apr 2014
    Fundraising 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...

  • Article
    Fri, 28 Mar 2014
    ArticleUniform Justice Opens in Memphis

    Uniform Justice, an authentic play based on true confrontation, conflict and a community's search for Insight, opened in Memphis, TN, on Thursday evening, March 27.  The play debuted following a partnership project with George Mason University, the Hattiloo Theatre, the Department of Justice, the Memphis Mayors’ Innovation... more...

  • blog
    Mon, 24 Feb 2014
    The 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...