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  • Blog
    Mon, 8 Aug 2011
    ArticleWhat Would Jesus Cut

    “What would Jesus cut?” is the title of an op-ed piece in the Washington Post on Friday, August 4, by Michael Gerson.  It seems to be prompted by the advocacy campaigns of two different coalitions, the “Circle of Protection”, which is a broad group of Christian organizations, including the Reformed Church in... more...

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    Fri, 5 Aug 2011
    ArticleWhat 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...

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    Thu, 4 Aug 2011
    ArticleThe Power of Leverage & The Limits of Technology

    The opinion pages of newspapers and the blogosphere are awash in analysis and reactions to what just happened in America, economically and politically. Everyone from Secretary Geithner himself, George Will, Paul Krugman, Roger (No Relation) Simon of Politico and everyone else, it seems, has something to say. I have been trying to think... more...

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2011
    ArticleYou have to be carefully taught

    "You've got to be perfectly taught" are lyrics in a song from the movie and musical South Pacific. These words refer to the fact that children must be taught to hate, distrust and fear another. It is not an instinct that they adapt on their own, they learn this behavior most often from an adult, often from a parent or other... more...

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2011
    ArticleIraqi Interpreters and Artists: Endangered...

    With the looming withdrawal of all American forces from Iraq by the end of this year, the political indecision of the Iraqi government to request the presence of a residual U.S. force will put the lives of many Iraqis at risk. If the Iraqi government asks Americans to stay, it will put them at odds with a large segment of Iraqis who view... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 6 Jul 2011
    ArticleThe Values of Our Founders

    I have come to know and admire my friend Carol Hexner, who is a very active and key member of the Values and Leadership Roundtable. An extremely talented executive coach, Carol is also a person of deep inner faith and consciousness.  She has become a valued colleague and mentor to me in our work at Intersections on Power and Values... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 29 Jun 2011
    ArticleEfforts to Further the Message of Peace from...

    As we begin the summer, I am particularly excited at how different religious communities are adapting to the changing times in their efforts to advocate for a greater understanding of all people and peace in the world. Just yesterday from Vatican City, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI tweeted the launch of the Holy See’s information... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Jun 2011
    ArticleGetting 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
    Tue, 21 Jun 2011
    Article“Arts At The Intersections” Audio Blog Begins

    It's a glorious day and I'm excited to share with you my very first Arts at the Intersection audio blog. It's a chance to share some creative thought about how we can create a bridge between our thoughts and our emotions or put another way, create an intersection between the head and the heart. So I'll share some... more...

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    Mon, 13 Jun 2011
    ArticlePrepare 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...

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