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...
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...
A Leap Into Hope

A Leap Into Hope

So many are feeling despair today. Social cohesion, the glue of trust that tells us that most folks mean us well, is at a low. Many challenges confront us. Much of what we hear is a never ending tide of negativity. Too much noise, not enough wisdom, and no way to...
The Next Wave

The Next Wave

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,...
Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

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...