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#Coexistence

Hope for Peace?

Rabbi Amy Eilberg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
Rabbi Amy Eilberg

In his new book, Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel: Voices for Interreligious Dialogue , Ronald Kronish has drawn together a broad range of reflections on inter-religious work in Israel from a fascinating array of practitioners and thinkers.

Overcoming the Israeli-Palestinian Psychosocial Barrier

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The current young generation of Israelis and Palestinians need to see each other through a different lens and adjust psychologically to accept that coexistence is irrevocable, and they must choose to either live in constant violent hostility, or in peace.

Existence Before Co-existence

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

It has become clear to those of us working in the field that engaging in superficial co-existence projects with no foreseeable end merely creates false hopes of peace and impressions of possible safety and security. For co-existence initiatives to be useful, it is vital that both sides recognize and work for human rights and share the values of equality, peace and justice.

Runners Without Borders Brings Jewish And Arab Teens Together

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion

A group of teens in Jerusalem is making strides toward interfaith understanding. Runners Without Borders brings young people from Jewish and Arab h...

My Ramadan Story

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

This is my Ramadan story, and the one of my grandfather and my family. We are Jews. I grew up listening to stories about my grandfather. He was quite a character my grandpa!

How One Pakistani Town Mastered Religious Tolerance

Hassan Raza | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Hassan Raza

If you think Pakistan is all about bombing churches, destroying temples, Talibanisation, slaughtering religious minorities and forced conversion, I would request you to visit Mithi, a small district town, at least once. Mithi gives interfaith harmony a new meaning.

Coexistence Is the Key to Our Wind Vision

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In order to fully realize the benefits of wind energy, we must band together to see that the growth of the industry over the next several decades not only helps us meet clean energy goals but provides a stable set of guidelines and assurances for developers and, most importantly, minimizes impacts on wildlife and the environment in more ways than one.

I Am a Muslim and My First Trip Abroad Was to Israel

Aisha Subhan | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Aisha Subhan

During my time in Israel, I refused to accept that our values are different, that peace is not possible. I witnessed the similarities of our values and the compatibility of our nature. We must relinquish fear and retain hope. In doing so, coexistence is near.

The President of Israel Reaches Out to Palestinian Arabs of Israeli Citizenship

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Ron Kronish

I commend President Rivlin for this historic speech. It was a very important first step. But, as one of my Muslim partners in dialogue told me years ago, "Dialogue or talk is not enough!"

Why the Coexist Bumper Stickers Bug Me

Leah DeCesare | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Leah DeCesare

You know the "Coexist" bumper sticker? It bugs me. I think it's simply setting the bar way too low. I don't want to settle for coexisting, I want to live life boldly, freely, passionately, and I want to connect with others, even if just for a fleeting moment.

It Is Lonely Being an Israeli Lefty

Abraham Gutman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

In Israel I am considered to be a lefty who hates his own country. In the States I'm an occupier whose every attempt to dialogue is normalizing the occupation and diminishing the Palestinian struggle.

6 Convincing Reasons Debunking the Myth of Islam Promoting Hatred of Jews and Christians

Ro Waseem | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Ro Waseem

A common misconception about the Quran is that it promotes hatred of Jews and Christians, and asks Muslims to not be friends with them.

The Life Cycle of Slim Peace

Bethany Saad | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Bethany Saad

A History Slim Peace grew out of a documentary film to become an internationally acclaimed non profit organization. In 2007, Slim Peace founder an...

Giving Thanks for What We Have

Joni Kamiya | Posted 01.28.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

Happy Thanksgiving to all and remember that very person who grew that food for you each day you sit down to eat. It was a farmer who did the work to get you your food. Thank that farmer every day for you what you are lucky to have.

Jews and Muslims -- Coexistence Is Possible, in America and in Israel

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

For many years, I have been promoting the idea that Muslim-Jewish coexistence in Israel is possible.

Hinduism's Suggestions for a Peaceful Coexistence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

We need to realize there is a connection between all things and that our behavior has a very real impact on the environment around us. Therefore, if we make an attempt to bring peace to others, or at least not disturb the peace of others, then the Universe and God will reciprocate by sending peace our way.

Interfaith and Jainism

JAINA | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
JAINA

Interfaith is about having a deep awareness that faith or religion is an essential part of our lives, and that we must learn, respect, and understand other people's faiths.

Can Our Gods Coexist?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Looking back at history, one may come to the conclusion that people with differing conceptions of God may never live peacefully among one another. However, I believe that this is not only possible but that it could become a reality in my lifetime.

Rabbi Froman and Hamas -- a Marriage Made in Heaven

Harvey Stein | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Harvey Stein

It wasn't enough that Froman was longtime friends with Yasser Arafat. His most notorious outreach activities to Palestinians were with several leaders of Israel's most hated enemy, Hamas.

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Farm May Take Root In West Bank

Harvey Stein | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Harvey Stein

While many Jews and Muslims here believe their religions have exclusively bequeathed them the land, these guys assert a higher wisdom, "The land doesn't belong to us, we belong to the land."

Just Because I Think You're Wicked, Crazy, Mislead, Doesn't Mean We Can't Get Along

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

One thing we all agree on: No matter what religion a person prescribes to, at the beginning and end of the day, it is the love, respect, decency and kindness we share that matters.

Swapping Stories for Peace

Reza Aslan | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Reza Aslan

As the Palestinian Authority heads to New York this week to confront the Israeli government at the United Nations with a declaration of statehood, back in Israel a group of Jewish and Arab kids are laying the foundations for a more hopeful future through the art of storytelling.

Israel and the Palestinians Must Face the Inescapable

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The time has come for the people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide to tear down the shameful fences and walls and demand an end to this consuming madness.

Defiant Dreamers of Arab-Jewish Coexistence

Dan Fleshler | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town, and Chaim Gaash, the mayor of a nearby Jewish town described a project that is extraordinarily difficult: their townspeople are working together to solve the day-to-day problems shared by both communities.

Coexistence in Israel: A Tale of Two Communities

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Robyn Carolyn Price

This is the tale of Mezer and Meiser, communities that have lived side by side for over 55 years, offering a model of what peaceful coexistence in the region might look like.