What is “political” and “nonpolitical” in today’s society?

As a blogger writing on behalf of a nonprofit, I am always mindful of the need to remain “nonpolitical” in these posts.  Today, however, I find myself a bit confused by the underlying issue and I must ask this question: In today’s climate, what is a “political” issue and what is a “non-political” issue? An... Continue Reading →

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We are New Zealand…

Statement in support of New Zealand: We at Cultural Crossroads are shocked and horrified at the terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch.  Hatred and violence have no place in a civilized society.  We stand with the victims and with all peoples of the world against all such acts and the fear and hatred that... 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 →

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 →

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 →

One World (Autumn 2006)

Multicultural Festivals Cultural Crossroads was a major participant in four multicultural festivals across the metropolitan area. At Grinter House AppleFest, the KCK Lewis & Clark Festival, Independence Heritage Festival, and Southland Multicultural Festival, our volunteers provided multicultural and historical information through dialogue and hands-on activities to over 200 children and adults. Thank you to our... Continue Reading →

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