Facts Over Fear

#FactsOverFear Campaign is here to set the record straight and prepare patriotic US citizens to stand united as a nation even as we engage in healthy debate about our common future.

What We Do

We foster relationships of respect between wisdom communities. We support and train wisdom communities in multi-faith peacemaking in their neighborhoods for the common good of our children, our planet and ourselves.

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The Latest from the Blog

Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

I don't know why, but John Lewis has been on my mind lately. John Lewis felt the impact of Elwin Wilson and others who beat him and other Freedom Riders at a bus stop. On CNN in 2009 Wilson apologized to John Lewis. John Lewis accepted his apology and forgave him. You...

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Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

There is a lot of false witness going around. False witness is not just a fancy way to refer to a lie. The term comes from a judicial context, in which a person's future is on the line. Bearing false witness can condemn an innocent person to punishment. More broadly,...

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A Different Kind of Power

Power is the ability to get something done. When we go to the grocery store and buy food for our family, that is an exercise of power, getting something done. When we stand together to support one another's human rights, that is power. Sometimes people come see the...

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Making The Connections to Do Interfaith Work

I have been listening to the reflections of those involved in the multi-faith movement on the state of our common work. Sometimes people expressed themselves with words: a mixture of longing and visions for the future. Other times I heard the almost wordless sighs and...

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Justice Through the Power of Structural Change

Justice Through the Power of Structural Change

All wisdom traditions teach us to be good to our neighbors. For instance, our Buddhist neighbors teach Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5:18 In US culture, often focused on individuals more than communities, we can...

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Interfaith Relationships as a Powerful Way to Unite Us

Interfaith Relationships as a Powerful Way to Unite Us

In this time of our many pandemics - Covid, racism, economic and environmental challenges we have also recognized the pandemic of loneliness. Before the pandemic, roughly 50 of all Americans said they were Chronically lonely. The pandemic is only making this worse....

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The Latest from the Blog

Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

I don't know why, but John Lewis has been on my mind lately. John Lewis felt the impact of Elwin Wilson and others who beat him and other Freedom Riders at a bus stop. On CNN in 2009 Wilson apologized to John Lewis. John Lewis accepted his apology and forgave him. You...

read more
Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

There is a lot of false witness going around. False witness is not just a fancy way to refer to a lie. The term comes from a judicial context, in which a person's future is on the line. Bearing false witness can condemn an innocent person to punishment. More broadly,...

read more

A Different Kind of Power

Power is the ability to get something done. When we go to the grocery store and buy food for our family, that is an exercise of power, getting something done. When we stand together to support one another's human rights, that is power. Sometimes people come see the...

read more

Making The Connections to Do Interfaith Work

I have been listening to the reflections of those involved in the multi-faith movement on the state of our common work. Sometimes people expressed themselves with words: a mixture of longing and visions for the future. Other times I heard the almost wordless sighs and...

read more

What We Believe

Paths to Understanding is a non-profit organization based in Washington State. We bridge bias and build unity through multi-faith peacemaking.

  • We believe these times require wisdom communities to act together for the common good and the future of life on our planet.
  • We believe each tradition offers gifts for the common good, when we know how to receive them.
  • We believe interaction with other wisdom communities enriches and deepens our commitment to our own.

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