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  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    ArticleFrom Judgment to Curiosity

    The tragic and relentless litany of violent headlines from across the country that depict conflicts between police and community members continues unabated, most recently in the killing of two officers in Hattiesburg, MS last weekend. Whether this spate of killings represents an actual spike in violence and civil disrespect or indicates... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    Article30 Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Muslims and...

    Friends: At our Leadership Council meeting on April 16, we had an intense and spirited discussion about how religious intolerance has fueled prejudice, violence and fear both in the US and on the global stage. One realization that emerged from the meeting was how, in America, many non-Muslims—even among the enlightened folks who... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 11 May 2015
    ArticleSupreme Court Marriage Ruling: No Silver Bullet...

    As we await rulings from the Supreme Court on four marriage equality cases, it is no coincidence that so-called "religious freedom restoration" acts are popping up across the country to sanction discrimination by businesses, employers and public officials. Echoes of the civil rights movement serve as an important reminder that... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleSurprised by Beauty

    I recently attended the annual Lonergan Conference at the West Coast Methods Institute at Loyola Marymount University in LA.  The conference is dedicated to Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of consciousness and tends to draw scores of Lonergan scholars from all over North America. As has happened in previous years, I found myself... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleLGBTQ Faith Leaders Travel To Cuba To Meet Faith...

    President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, made history in April of 2015 with a handshake. On April 28, leaders of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) will make history by traveling to Cuba at the invitation of leaders of the Baptist LGBTQ group, Abriendo Brechas de Colores, from the Federación de Iglesias Bastistas de... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleCan LGBTQ victories inspire paths to peace in the...

    After more than a month away recovering from hip replacement surgery, I was grateful to return to Intersections with renewed vigor to re-engage some of today's most difficult issues in our ongoing efforts to build a just world, united in diversity. One of the first events I attended upon my return was our Leadership Council meeting,... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleA Holy Moment In A Political Calendar: Making...

    "Dig deep,… carefully cast forth the loose matter and get down to the rock, the sure foundation, and there hearken to the Divine Voice which gives a clear and certain sound." John Woolman (Quaker abolitionist), ca 1770. This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Apr 2015
    ArticleMy Farewell Message: Advance, Never Retreat!

    “And through all this welter of change and development your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars. Everything else in your professional career is but corollary to this vital dedication. All other public purpose, all other public projects, all other public needs, great or small, will find others for... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Apr 2015
    ArticleBlack Pastors Launch African Tour To Counteract...

    Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM), its founder and presiding Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and executive director, Bishop-Elect, Pastor Joseph Tolton, the organization’s international outreach ministry The Fellowship Global (TFG) has launched a month long tour of key African nations where LGBTI... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 8 Apr 2015
    ArticleSea Change

    When Vieve recently approached me about sharing a bit of my experience regarding Insight theory and my life, my initial reaction was “where do I even begin? It changed everything.” After a few days of mulling over how best to express the massive impact on me, I decided I would focus upon my assimilation of Insight into my... more...

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