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- BlogTue, 7 Aug 2012A New United Nations
Over the past year, we have seen several debates at the United Nations on the best way to address the Syrian crisis. Because of commercial and geopolitical interests, Russia, one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, has blocked the majority of resolutions aimed at alleviating this crisis. One of the many... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 31 Jul 2012Still Dying After All These Years
In church on Sunday, as is our custom, mention was made in the morning prayers of those US service members who have died in Afghanistan, our nation’s longest war. Our church is about a half hour’s journey from home—when things go right—and this particular Sunday was clearly one of those times when nothing was... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 4 Oct 2011Reflections on Ribbons and 9/11
During the tenth anniversary weekend of September 11, I had the privilege of spending a lot of time in Battery Park, not far from where, a decade earlier, the horrific scene was unfolding as towers collapsed, clouds of toxic dust filled the streets, uncertainty reigned, people died. We had invited individuals, organizations, clubs and... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogFri, 12 Aug 2011Native Americans and 9/11
Last night at the American Indian Cultural House, I had an opportunity to experience a profoundly symbolic expression of hope and healing. A group of young people from the Lummi nation, a small (less than 7,000 members) Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest, journeyed across the country to share their experience of cultural... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogFri, 5 Aug 2011What 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...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 13 Jun 2011Prepare 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...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogSun, 8 May 201110 Years Later: Send Hope On 10th Anniversary Of...
Symbols matter. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we invite you to participate in an event that will show a strong symbol of unity in the midst of the marvelously diverse mosaic that is not only New York City, but all of America and, indeed, the whole world. Ten years ago, we were all one for that unbelievable moment in time. We can be... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 18 Apr 2011Prepare New York
Last summer, New York was embroiled in a controversy over the development of a Muslim Community Center in lower Manhattan that quickly escalated into a vitriolic debate that exposed deep feelings of unresolved grief from attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and about the place of American Muslims within the fabric of our society. It... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking