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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With your support, Paths to Understanding is bridging bias and building unity through multi-faith peacemaking. Let’s set up an event in your community today.

The Latest from the Blog

Why We Say What We Don’t Mean to Say

Why We Say What We Don’t Mean to Say

I was eating lunch in the high school cafeteria. I can still remember the smell of the mixture of commercial cleaners and large-scale cooking. I can also remember my feeling of guilt. My high school was nearly all-white. The Paulus People had been "relocated" over 100...

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Small Things Matter in the Practice of Allyship

Small Things Matter in the Practice of Allyship

A few years ago a local tribe invited the community for a day outside of music, food and celebration. We really enjoyed the day, got to see people we know and had some good food-truck food. About two-thirds of the way through the event the chairperson of the tribe...

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Need an Ally, Be an Ally

Need an Ally, Be an Ally

In the spring of 2017 a large group gathered outside the William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, in Seattle. We were there to publicly stand with American Muslims in opposition to the Muslim Ban. In that moment, at the beginning of the Trump Administration,...

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Three Ways to Ally

Three Ways to Ally

Are all allies activists on standing on a stage? This is a common question or hesitation that we hear. It may surprise you to learn that no, most allies are not on a stage, they often are the people that you least expect. I know a person who is a great ally. I'll call...

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How Not to Be an Ally

How Not to Be an Ally

In our recent course, The Practice of Authentic Allyship, I told the group that I do not want to be called an ally. Allyship is a verb, not a noun. It is an activity not an identity. The only identity I want to claim is that I am a human being, in relationship with...

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The Latest from the Blog

Why We Say What We Don’t Mean to Say

Why We Say What We Don’t Mean to Say

I was eating lunch in the high school cafeteria. I can still remember the smell of the mixture of commercial cleaners and large-scale cooking. I can also remember my feeling of guilt. My high school was nearly all-white. The Paulus People had been "relocated" over 100...

read more
Small Things Matter in the Practice of Allyship

Small Things Matter in the Practice of Allyship

A few years ago a local tribe invited the community for a day outside of music, food and celebration. We really enjoyed the day, got to see people we know and had some good food-truck food. About two-thirds of the way through the event the chairperson of the tribe...

read more
Need an Ally, Be an Ally

Need an Ally, Be an Ally

In the spring of 2017 a large group gathered outside the William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, in Seattle. We were there to publicly stand with American Muslims in opposition to the Muslim Ban. In that moment, at the beginning of the Trump Administration,...

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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