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Winter 2022/23 Newsletter

January 3, 2023

Click HERE to read our Winter 2022/23 print newsletter.   WHAT’S INSIDE: Executive Director Terry Kyllo reflects on the new momentum PTU is bringing to multi-faith partnerships through the Let’s Go Together program What We Did This Year: Courses, Consultations, Community Organizing Remembering Our Founders: Rabbi Levine and Father Treacy in Their Own Words 100…

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A Jewish Perspective on PTU’s Strategy

January 2, 2023

As I sit down to write this, I am struck by how much has happened over the last many months. This country and our world are experiencing hatred at an alarming rate. Whether it is between political parties, racial groups, or religions, we are more segregated than we have been in years. The divides between…

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Emerging from the Soil

December 27, 2022

I love these days in the last week of December. My gaze often goes to the sky as the sun slowly begins to move higher. Hiking today, I began to see other signs emerging from the soil. After the snow has melted, life is getting ready for the spring. If you look closely at the…

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Settle In

December 20, 2022

I grew up in a farming town. People there mostly grow winter wheat. There were seasons that marked our life there, whether you farmed or not. The fall was a time of planting, assessing, and accounting the profits and losses of the year. The winter was a mixture of vacation, doing major repairs to equipment,…

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Hopeful Beginnings

December 7, 2022

This week we began our conversations in Skagit County to form a local multi-faith partnership. Local groups are putting together a planning team that will lead communities with different wisdom traditions to do partnership activities in 2023. This is part of our Let’s Go Together program. Over the last six months I have been talking…

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More Than We Know

November 30, 2022

Human beings and human societies always have struggles and anxieties. If we were all in the same room we could easily name many of the great challenges of our day: A crisis of trust in each other Lack of equal status for people of diverse groups Wealth and income inequality Climate change And more of…

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Shocking But Not Surprising

November 22, 2022

We are all filled with grief at the shooting that took place at the Q Club in Colorado Springs. What happened there is shocking. It is, grievously, not surprising. In high school we had three bullies in my class. They had a group of followers who actually did most of the damage. One week, they…

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Feels So Good

November 16, 2022

I feel so blessed by the 20 people who took a chance and joined us in our “alpha” test of the Let’s Go Together course. After almost three years of having to teach only through Zoom, it was so meaningful to me to actually be with people in the same room. More than that, I…

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Renewed Determination

November 9, 2022

A fellow pastor walked up to me after the Funeral for one of our founders, Father William Treacy. She came to the the funeral to honor him. She was the first female pastor in the area. Father Treacy was the only pastor or priest in the area to reach out and welcome her. This is…

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