Blog Posts

Let’s Go Together Instructions

July 5, 2022

A Few Things to Know: The course material is on the distance learning service of Paths to Understanding called the Paths Network. Your group is accessing the online course: Let’s Go Together The Paths Network uses a platform called Mighty Networks You should have free access to the course Let’s Go Together. If you don’t,…

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Bridging Bias and Building Unity

June 29, 2022

Many leaders of communities of wisdom say that we are entering a difficult and dangerous time. At PTU we want to encourage communities of wisdom to work on both social cohesion and equity. This is the time to bring our deepest wisdoms, the gifts of divine inspiration, human compassion, contemplation, and our best selves to meet the challenges we are facing. I believe we must both bridge bias and build unity because all human beings are human and worthy of respect, no matter our differences.

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In Your Face

June 22, 2022

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 their legitimate concern for the the safety of…

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A Leap Into Hope

June 15, 2022

If we sit around and wait for our feelings to change, for our despair to ebb and hope to arise, we will never leave our comfortable, lonely, and hopeless place. What is required in this moment is something like what Soren Kierkegaard called, “A leap into faith.” That is, a leap into trust, into risk, into making an attempt. A leap into hope.

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The Next Wave

June 6, 2022

We have a vision. We have a vision to respond to the loss of trust, sense of fear, and the hardening divisions we are experiencing: In every town, city, and neighborhood, people of all faith traditions, cultures, and ethnicities are coming together regularly to Eat, play, and share stories – Discovering the wisdom of each…

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Introducing Kids4Peace, our new program partners

May 31, 2022

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Hannah Hochkeppel, Kids 4 Peace Program Director[/author_info] [/author] Hi, my name is Hannah Hochkeppel. I’m the Program Director at Kids4Peace . I wanted to introduce myself and K4P to the PTU community because our two organizations are launching into a new collaboration! We’re combining our expertise in multi-faith dialogue with youth and…

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

May 25, 2022

Click HERE to read our Spring 2022 print newsletter. WHAT’S INSIDE: Executive Director Terry Kyllo introduces PTU’s new state-wide strategy for community-based peacemaking How your community of wisdom can get involved with PTU this year New youth program in partnership with Kids4Peace Financial Report Please consider making a contribution to our spring fund drive. Donors…

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In Every Community

May 23, 2022

Imagine how good it would feel for communities of wisdom to find a meaningful mission, a manageable and powerful strategy that addresses the peril we all feel. They will be drawn further into their own tradition and further into relationship with their diverse neighbors. This will not just lead to a renewal of our neighborhoods, but a renewal of each community of wisdom.

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A Simple Strategy

May 12, 2022

Those of us in more rural areas and small cities know how to put a potluck together. We know how to do service projects. We know how to make t-shirts and show up to a parade. We know it is fun and life-giving to do all of these!

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