• blog
    Tue, 7 Apr 2020
    blogCollegiate Church Confession against Anti-Asian...

    As the Ministers of The Collegiate Church, we confess America’s original and ongoing sin of systemic racism. In 1626, the Dutch West India Company “purchased” Manhattan from the Lenape people for sixty Dutch guilders and imported eleven enslaved Africans to the new colony. In 1628, that same company sanctioned the... more...

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    Wed, 27 Nov 2019
    blogJoyful Expectation and Preparation at Advent

    Happy Advent (video) Our devotional provides scriptural excerpts, meditations and prayers for all four Sundays in Advent. We created it with the firm understanding and belief that all people should have access to spiritually affirming texts to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.... more...

  • blog
    Tue, 12 Jun 2018
    blogD-Day

    We recently celebrated our war veterans on Memorial Day and last week marked the 74th anniversary of the historic D-Day invasion. During World War II (1939-1945), the three month Battle of Normandy, (June - August 1944), resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Operation Overlord, as the... more...

  • blog
    Wed, 11 Apr 2018
    blogRev. Julie Johnson Staples receives Emily Taylor...

    LAWRENCE — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of women who, through their transformational leadership and contributions, have changed the... more...

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    Fri, 12 Jan 2018
    blogThere are No S***hole Countries

    Today marks eight years since a horrific earthquake decimated the island nation of Haiti. Sadly we are now flooded with news that our U.S. president has reportedly disparaged not only Haiti, but also countries in Africa, allegedly calling them "s***hole countries. His remarks, though both racist and deeply troubling, seem to be... more...

  • blog
    Wed, 3 May 2017
    The Intersection of Joy and Sadness

    The month of April held a poignant and powerful intersection for me—perhaps a fitting way to end my tenure as Founding Director of this organization that I love. On April 19th at our Tenth Anniversary Gala, I experienced the most unimaginable joy as hundreds gathered to celebrate our first decade of bringing people together across... more...

  • blog
    Thu, 6 Apr 2017
    New UPIC Seeds Planted in Pakistan

    During the last week of March, Intersections led a group of more than 30 delegates from 12 countries to Pakistan as part of our ongoing US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) program. It was remarkable to see how this effort has grown over the five years since a small group of us journeyed to Oman to begin this work. Most of our... more...

  • 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...

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