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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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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