We are all needed to bring Peace to the world

In my personal blog, I have written about giving credence to wisdom found in various, even unusual places (https://balancebeams.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/finding-wisdom-everywhere/), but this article deals with the wisdom that can only be found in the energy created by working with our fellow human beings.   By the very nature of working together, we create strength and wisdom beyond... Continue Reading →

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THIS YEAR, WE RESOLVE…

As these words are written, it is now 11:45 pm on Dec 31, 2018, a time of year when the average person thinks about “New Year’s Resolutions”  -- those sometimes fanciful, sometimes heartfelt desires to be stronger, healthier, better than before.    At this crucial time in the country and the world, we need societal resolutions,. ... Continue Reading →

Why should I care?

-- i.e., why should I care: About schools, if I don’t have children? About women’s health issues, if I’m a man? About roads, if I don’t drive a car? About minimum wage, if I have a salaried position? About health care, if I’m young and healthy? Caring about others and providing a social system constitutes... Continue Reading →

E pluribus unum*

With so much discussion and rhetoric revolving around immigration and the foreign-born these days, it is instructive to look at more than just the emotional aspects of the topic.   If we view the societal and economic effects of immigration on the United States over the years, it becomes apparent that innovation and imagination (long considered... Continue Reading →

Family crisis at the border

The crisis is not “just” a family crisis and the tragic results do not affect only the families who have endured forced separation.   This is a national crisis and its results will reverberate and affect the United States forever. The new Executive Order, which purports to end that forced separation, does not change what has... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk!

April 20 through April 28, 2018, has been designated as The National Week of Conversation, with both in-person and online conversations scheduled across the country on a variety of topics.   What is sad is that it seems necessary to have a special time to just talk with each other – but what is hopeful is... Continue Reading →

Building community

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged us to build the “beloved community” – a community of inclusion, justice and love.   The Cultural Crossroads vision of mutual respect and a shared future imagines that “beloved community” – but we also recognize that there is a shared responsibility to achieve that future.   With that in mind,... Continue Reading →

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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