Three Ways to Ally

Three Ways to Ally

Are all allies activists on standing on a stage? This is a common question or hesitation that we hear. It may surprise you to learn that no, most allies are not on a stage, they often are the people that you least expect. I know a person who is a great ally....
How Not to Be an Ally

How Not to Be an Ally

In our recent course, The Practice of Authentic Allyship, I told the group that I do not want to be called an ally. Allyship is a verb, not a noun. It is an activity not an identity. The only identity I want to claim is that I am a human being, in relationship with...

Celebration of Groundbreaking of Mukilteo Mosque

Paths to Understanding celebrates with the Islamic Center of Mukilteo the groundbreaking on their new facility. This day of celebration was many years in coming. The Muslim community was the target of dehumanization by some residents of Mukilteo. But the Muslim...
The Emotional Impact of Good Intentions Hurting Another

The Emotional Impact of Good Intentions Hurting Another

I don’t know why, but John Lewis has been on my mind lately. John Lewis felt the impact of Elwin Wilson and others who beat him and other Freedom Riders at a bus stop. On CNN in 2009 Wilson apologized to John Lewis. John Lewis accepted his apology and forgave...