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 Moment of Gratitude and Courage

A Moment of Gratitude and Courage

As many people gather together for a traditional meal of gratitude they will be taking a deep breath before they enter the house. There are a lot of people in this nation who find their primary identity by political party or economic theory instead of in our common...

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Practically Symbolic

Practically Symbolic

On Sunday I was with the people of St. John's Episcopal Church in Snohomish. Like so many congregations, they are working to support refugees from Afghanistan. On the face of it this support consists of gathering money, food, and other basic needs for a family seeking...

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A Day of Solidarity In Tacoma

A Day of Solidarity In Tacoma

In a poll released this week by PRRI, an increasing number of Americans believe that violence may be necessary to "save our country." Eighteen percent of all Americans agreed. That is a lot of people. The most challenging thing I have learned in the last six years is...

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Being Okay Doing What We Can

Being Okay Doing What We Can

For things to change in a positive direction, people must stand together. People with a higher perceived status can play a role in this change risking their status for a more just world. We call this the practice of authentic allyship. We can practice authentic...

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One Act of Hate, A Multitude of Love

One Act of Hate, A Multitude of Love

On October 11th an arsonist tried to set the building of the Islamic Center of Tacoma. Fire crews arrived quickly and put the blaze out, but the building was damaged. Even before the smoke had cleared the community was receiving offers by neighboring communities of...

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The Latest from the Blog

A Moment of Gratitude and Courage

A Moment of Gratitude and Courage

As many people gather together for a traditional meal of gratitude they will be taking a deep breath before they enter the house. There are a lot of people in this nation who find their primary identity by political party or economic theory instead of in our common...

read more
Practically Symbolic

Practically Symbolic

On Sunday I was with the people of St. John's Episcopal Church in Snohomish. Like so many congregations, they are working to support refugees from Afghanistan. On the face of it this support consists of gathering money, food, and other basic needs for a family seeking...

read more
A Day of Solidarity In Tacoma

A Day of Solidarity In Tacoma

In a poll released this week by PRRI, an increasing number of Americans believe that violence may be necessary to "save our country." Eighteen percent of all Americans agreed. That is a lot of people. The most challenging thing I have learned in the last six years is...

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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