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

A Simple Strategy

A Simple Strategy

My dad was the custodian of the school when I grew up. We didn't have much money for recreation but we had keys to the gym. I practiced skills for about an hour a day starting at age six. Years later when I was in high school I sat in the living room with my dad after...

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Gathering Wisdom

Gathering Wisdom

I started working on a farm when I was in the sixth grade. The farmers taught me many skills: driving all kinds of vehicles, maintaining equipment, pulling weeds, and how to take on a big job one hour at a time. I can drive a tractor, run a back hoe (not well!),...

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Meeting This Moment

Meeting This Moment

I have been in conversation with leaders of many wisdom traditions over the last few years. These are seasoned leaders who embody compassion, curiosity, and courage. They seek to strengthen their own community of wisdom, to strengthen the neighborhood they live and...

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Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

I was always a sensitive person. When I was little, I could feel the emotional states of people around me. I don't just mean that I could sense them. I mean that I could feel them in my body. Some people said "You are too sensitive." Many meant to shame me. Others...

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Listening to the Sustainer Circle

Listening to the Sustainer Circle

The PTU Sustainer Circle met for the first time last week. Sustainers are donors that contribute to our work every month with a recurring donation. Seeing people's values lead them to make such a commitment is inspiring to us, and also creates an important baseline...

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Responsibility of a Majority

Responsibility of a Majority

Sunday I spent the day in San Juan Island. I preached a the Episcopal church. I gave a sermon on Antisemitism and then led an adult forum on anti-Muslim hate groups. As you may remember, a young girl on the Islands had her genitalia inspected by her babysitter and a...

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The Latest from the Blog

A Simple Strategy

A Simple Strategy

My dad was the custodian of the school when I grew up. We didn't have much money for recreation but we had keys to the gym. I practiced skills for about an hour a day starting at age six. Years later when I was in high school I sat in the living room with my dad after...

read more
Gathering Wisdom

Gathering Wisdom

I started working on a farm when I was in the sixth grade. The farmers taught me many skills: driving all kinds of vehicles, maintaining equipment, pulling weeds, and how to take on a big job one hour at a time. I can drive a tractor, run a back hoe (not well!),...

read more
Meeting This Moment

Meeting This Moment

I have been in conversation with leaders of many wisdom traditions over the last few years. These are seasoned leaders who embody compassion, curiosity, and courage. They seek to strengthen their own community of wisdom, to strengthen the neighborhood they live and...

read more
Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

I was always a sensitive person. When I was little, I could feel the emotional states of people around me. I don't just mean that I could sense them. I mean that I could feel them in my body. Some people said "You are too sensitive." Many meant to shame me. Others...

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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