The search for wisdom begins in childhood

Cultural Crossroads is excited to officially announce the opening of the children’s section of the Human Spirit library collection.   This announcement is accompanied with specific children’s programming, which will introduce area youngsters to the collection and to the treasures of the world’s wisdom and culture.  The children’s section expands the idea behind the Human Spirit... Continue Reading →

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Building World Peace

Mary Gibson McCoy, President of Cultural Crossroads, writes a personal blog as well as this blog for Cultural Crossroads.  This past week, her blog post contained a post about an annual World Peace Meditation that has importance to Cultural Crossroads readers also, so that post is also being published on this Cultural Crossroads blog.  The... Continue Reading →

Which APP do you use?

Much is written today about the dangers and effects of cultural  appropriation and the internet is filled with posts that call out certain stories as evidence of cultural appropriation and tweets that “shame” those who are considered to be guilty. While cultural appropriation is to be avoided, cultural appreciation is a goal that increases our... Continue Reading →

Living in an interfaith world

Cultural Crossroads holds respect for all cultures, which, by definition, also includes all religions and life philosophies (the term "life philosophies" includes all forms of belief and non-belief, whether that belief involves a deity -- like Christianity or the Baha'i Faith -- or does not -- like Buddhism or atheism). Cultural Crossroads, therefore, supports and... Continue Reading →

The Jewish New Year Festival

This article, written by Sue-Ellen Flescher, was originally published in the summer of 2005 in "One World" newsletter.    We offer it again in honor of the recent celebration of Rosh Hashanah in 2017.   The Jewish New Year Festival, called Rosh Hashanah is a solemn religious festival in which Jews pray for God’s forgiveness,... Continue Reading →

Culture As a Sensory Experience

The autumn of the year is a special time for cultural fairs and festivals.   Cultural Crossroads urges you to look around your area, find those special events, and visit as many as possible.  While not everyone has the time or resources to travel the world, everyone can find a festival (usually free or with nominal... Continue Reading →

Bread, across time and space

(This article first appeared in the newsletter "One World" in the spring of 2009.) The hamburger or hot dog bun of America, the pizza of Italy, the tortillas of Mexico – these breads have become iconic to those cultures. Bread is one of the most basic foods prepared by Man and is present, in one form... Continue Reading →

There is no room for hate

To oppose hatred and violence is not making a political statement – it is taking a moral position. To refrain from calling out hatred and violence is to implicitly condone hatred and violence. Cultural Crossroads specifically calls out and disapproves of racism, hatred, and violence.   We also call upon our leaders to take a moral... Continue Reading →

Changing culture and history with one “tap” on a button…

Our last blog article (https://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/where-are-we-going-how-will-we-know-when-were-there/) ended with this thought: As mentioned above, when a critical mass of change is reached, society and culture itself changes. Such change should not be undertaken lightly or without notice.   Next time, we will consider the effect of these many incremental individual changes on the culture itself. Those “incremental changes”... Continue Reading →

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