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  • Blog
    Mon, 8 Dec 2014
    A Pastoral Letter from Concerned Faith Leaders in...

    This week, an inter-religious group of over 100 clergy and faith leaders in New York City signed on to a letter asking the de Blasio administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the wrongful death of Eric Garner and to hold the NYPD accountable for all cases of excessive force. Stating that each faith tradition calls us... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    ArticleThe Art of New Beginnings

    As we move into our traditional season of celebration, ceremony and remembrance, we at Intersections, along with the Collegiate Church family, re-dedicate ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Native American brothers and sisters. In keeping with the Healing Turtle Island ceremony in 2009, when a new alliance was formed... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014
    Unexpected Threads

    In 2014, our US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) delegates went to Pakistan in an effort to help build bridges between our two countries. One of the young people we met, Shanzae Asif, an undergraduate Pakistani student, later came to New York as a summer intern for Intersections. While here, Shanzae had a chance meeting with... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014
    Five Years Down a New Path

    In 2009, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson entering into what would ultimately become New York harbor, there was considerable hoopla surrounding “all things Dutch.” The leadership of the Collegiate Church, with Dutch antecedents, felt this was insufficient—bordering on unjust—as there was no comparable... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Oct 2014
    Uniform Justice

    Last Tuesday, I experienced Intersections’ staged reading of Uniform Justice, a play we produced in Memphis, TN after months of conversations between law enforcement personnel and members of a mostly African American community. In Memphis, like in Ferguson, MO, trust in the police force—and policing in general—has... more...

  • 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...