In September 2007, Intersections International, an initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York, opened its doors as an innovative approach to global ministry in the 21st century. I was called as Founding Director and for the next ten years was privileged to be engaged in developing impactful approaches to addressing some of the world’s … Continue reading Another Era Ends
The precipitous fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban is a painful lesson for US foreign policy and, by extension, for all Americans. While the abject failure of the Biden administration’s planning and implementation of the US withdrawal cannot be overlooked or excused, the first lesson we must learn is how the roots of this tragedy … Continue reading Afghanistan’s Fall
The news this week about extensive and repeated sexual improprieties on the part of New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo is yet another sad chapter in the annals of men of influence who wield their power in wholly unacceptable ways, attacking women (often on their own teams!) and perpetuating a stereotype that should have been discredited … Continue reading Et Tu, Andrew?
Events this week in Surfside, Florida will spark countless conversations on an array of issues that confront Americans far beyond the footprint of the collapsed hi-rise on Florida’s Atlantic coast. In the midst of political fighting over the infrastructure bill(s) currently before Congress, the tragic building collapse of Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida is a … Continue reading A Building Collapses
It is the most intractable of international conflicts. Israelis and Palestinians have engaged in sectarian violence since Israel was established back in 1948 as a geopolitical response to the Nazi horrors exposed during the Second World War. The struggle for rights and opportunities in a place that two distinct groups consider their homeland is further … Continue reading Israel/Palestine Yet Again