“Real News” or “Fake News” — the effect of Selective Perception

  The current American habit of automatically accepting whatever information comes through a “friendly” news source, while automatically rejecting any information from an “unfriendly” news source has resulted in a society at odds within itself.  We cannot achieve unity of purpose if we are unable to agree on even basic truths and if we are... Continue Reading →

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Faith, Food and Our Future Together

That was the theme for the annual Table of Faiths of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, a signature event that annually brings together several hundred people to visit the booths over some 20+ different faiths practiced in Greater Kansas City and provides a unique interfaith dialogue opportunity.    This post is written by a... Continue Reading →

“Just One Person”

Cultural Crossroads believes in a society of peace and mutual respect and in a shared future for all.   We can change the world. This past week, Cultural Crossroads was honored to be involved in One Community: Together in Solidarity, an event which brought together a multiplicity of ethnic groups, faith communities, nonprofits and government agencies,... Continue Reading →

Juxtaposition

(Observations from Mary Gibson McCoy, President, Cultural Crossroads, Inc.) As a general rule, opening with a definition is not my preferred literary device and it may even be considered a somewhat “lazy” writing tool; but, some days, it is unavoidable.   Today, the word “juxtaposition” fairly leapt into my consciousness and I could not ignore it. ... Continue Reading →

A Place at the Table

A recent “innovation” in casual dining is the “community table.”  This is a designated table, usually a long table capable of accommodating 8 to 10 diners, placed in an accessible portion of a restaurant.   The avowed purpose of the community table is to provide a space for unaccompanied diners to sit and the idea may... Continue Reading →

The Wolf You Feed

As part of the process of creating this blog, we have reviewed past issues of One World, the newsletter that Cultural Crossroads published between 2004 and 2014.   We have chosen select articles on timeless topics from those past issues to be republished as part of this blog. One article, however, in particular stands out as... Continue Reading →

Diversity in Religion

Members of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council formed a panel at the Plaza Library on June 8, 2008, to address the issue of “Diversity in Religion” which was the concluding segment of Cultural Conversations, a five-part series of engaged dialogues on a variety of multicultural topics co-sponsored by Cultural Crossroads and the Plaza Library... Continue Reading →

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