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...
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,...
Listening to the Sustainer Circle

Listening to the Sustainer Circle

The PTU Sustainer Circle met for the first time last week. Sustainers are donors that contribute to our work every month with a recurring donation. Seeing people’s values lead them to make such a commitment is inspiring to us, and also creates an important...
Strategic Love

Strategic Love

I have been thinking about our founding fathers, Rabbi Levine and Father Treacy, a lot over the last few years. They didn’t just feel love as a feeling – although both of them brought a lot of heart to their interfaith work together. They worked hard to...