Once again, the news has been overwhelming. Convoluted and scurrilous headlines can be hard to track, and the impact on individuals difficult to measure, so we must stay tuned in if we are to understand how to navigate our future. Many topics compete for attention, but three rise to the surface with increasing intensity: the … Continue reading Three Strands in a Single Braid
[The following words were spoken last week at the Indianapolis Pakistani Community Rally, by the Rev. Dr. Richard “Dick” Hamm, former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a frequent participant in the US-Pakistan Interreligious Coalition (UPIC). His words are used with permission. You can find background on this crisis … Continue reading Crisis in Kashmir
When Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump’s announcement of his “new” compromise on the border wall, she made a classic miscue—as have many others—in sparring with Donald Trump. She played on his turf. Trump is a master of manipulation. His use of a televised announcement on Saturday, like his previous remarks from the Oval … Continue reading Pelosi’s Optics Miscue
In 1966, at the height of the Cold War, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, starring Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint and Brian Keith was released into theaters. The drop-dead funny plot line saw a Russian sub run aground on a sandbar off a New England island, popular with East Coast vacation goers. … Continue reading The Caravans Are Coming, The Caravans Are Coming!
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 … Continue reading The Intersection of Joy and Sadness