Transitions are opportunities to let go of what was and embrace a preferable future. We find ourselves in a sea of transition at this moment in history, the likes of which most of us have not experienced before. Even for those among us old enough to have lived through war and other pandemics, the 24-hour news cycle, social media, and global communications have never provided such access during a time of crisis. This is new, and it provides new opportunities to revolutionize the world as we know it. In times of transition we are called upon to play two competing [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]