Each year for the past three years an Egyptian-U.S. Delegation meets in early March. Approximately 20 of us gather – scholars, practitioners, journalists, religious representatives, and members of the Egyptian parliament, who do our utmost to understand the realities of one another’s religious and political contexts. The annual delegation is convened by Jennifer Cate, the exemplary Executive Director of Hands Along the Nile. As a delegation, this week we met with representatives at the United Nations in New York, and with members of the U.S. Congress in Washington DC, including with the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Yasser Reda, [...]
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Shannon Maricielo’s interest in interfaith chaplaincy work drew her into her studies at the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) where she is completing her MA in Couples and Family Training (MACFT) program, and will graduate in June of 2021 with a MACFT and a Post-Master’s Certificate of Transforming Spirituality. Shannon has been a student worker at STM for about a year and a half. She was drawn to The Center for Religious Wisdom& World Affairs because of its unique opportunity to leverage the life-changing power of integrating academia, faith, and real-world, lived experience. The Center’s work on homelessness is [...]
April 17, 2019 Over the past few years there have been many studies on the increasing levels of anxiety and depression in the United States, and the consequences these negative forces are having on our physical and mental health. According to the Center for Disease Control, as just one instance, the nation’s life expectancy has declined for the second year in a row in 2018. Drug overdoses, chronic liver disease, and suicide are the primary causes for the uptick. I was reminded of the negative energy spinning around us this week when friends called with the devastating news that their [...]