A Rabbi, An Imam, and A Pastor Walk Into a Wedding

A Rabbi, An Imam, and A Pastor Walk Into a Wedding

I was so humbled and honored to be a part of an interfaith wedding in Seattle. The young couple had Muslim, Christian, and Jewish parents. So the couple and their families reached out to Rabbi Anson Laytner, Imam Jamal Rahan, and myself. We were all happy to...
PTU Awarded a Grant for Let’s Go Together

PTU Awarded a Grant for Let’s Go Together

We are so excited to announce that Paths to Understanding has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The grant was awarded to Paths to Understanding to support the development of our new initiative: Let’s Go Together. Let’s Go...
US vs US

US vs US

I was cutting some basil to go in an Italian noodle dish I like to make. Gluten free noodles, spicy sausage, and roasted peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and a little cauliflower. Yummy!  Sadly, I cut my finger and had to go to the emergency room. I’m fine...
When to Speak

When to Speak

I spent last week at Holden Village on the teaching staff. I was honored to be joined by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, Rainer Waldman-Adkins, and Kareem Mulana. We offered text studies from the Hebrew scripture, the Quran, and the Christian scriptures. Then we offered a...
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...
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...