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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Freedom to Love

Freedom to Love

Was there a child in your school years that was on the outside of the cool kids club? If that happened to you, then you and I have something in common. One day the cool kids told some of us on the outside that they where going to have a party and have beer there. We...

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Acting Out of Compassion

Acting Out of Compassion

For the last five years, I have been meeting almost every month with Father Treacy, co-founder of the Treacy Levine Center that became Paths to Understanding. One of the themes in our conversations is the power of acting for the good of our neighbor, and acting with...

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Forgive Us Our Sins

Forgive Us Our Sins

I have been reflecting and meditating on Pope Francis's public apology for the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Boarding Schools. I appreciate that his leadership will lead to many such reflections. In the course of my work, I talk with leaders of many wisdom...

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Story of Origin

Story of Origin

I spoke recently to a scholar of Mesopotamian religions named Ehaab. He pointed out the many similarities and connections between these religions and those that developed in their midst. For instance, he led me to note the 42 Laws of Maat (order) and similarities and...

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Bridging Bias and Building Unity

Bridging Bias and Building Unity

Six years ago I invited an Imam to join me at the Lutheran convention. As I extended the invitation, I wanted him to know that we had differences on some important issues. In words I remember as if they were spoken yesterday, he said, "We disagree on these things. But...

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In Your Face

In Your Face

Last week we learned that a person on Whidbey Island was threatening to disrupt the first Pride Parade in Anacortes. He made other veiled threats. He was arrested before the event, thankfully. I know many of the people who were organizing the event. I could tell that...

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The Latest from the Blog

Freedom to Love

Freedom to Love

Was there a child in your school years that was on the outside of the cool kids club? If that happened to you, then you and I have something in common. One day the cool kids told some of us on the outside that they where going to have a party and have beer there. We...

read more
Acting Out of Compassion

Acting Out of Compassion

For the last five years, I have been meeting almost every month with Father Treacy, co-founder of the Treacy Levine Center that became Paths to Understanding. One of the themes in our conversations is the power of acting for the good of our neighbor, and acting with...

read more
Forgive Us Our Sins

Forgive Us Our Sins

I have been reflecting and meditating on Pope Francis's public apology for the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Boarding Schools. I appreciate that his leadership will lead to many such reflections. In the course of my work, I talk with leaders of many wisdom...

read more
Story of Origin

Story of Origin

I spoke recently to a scholar of Mesopotamian religions named Ehaab. He pointed out the many similarities and connections between these religions and those that developed in their midst. For instance, he led me to note the 42 Laws of Maat (order) and similarities 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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