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Medieval Spain was no interfaith golden age

Lyn Julius | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Lyn Julius

In 2008 France was rocked by a fierce controversy when a medievalist academic named Sylvain Gouguenheim published an essay. Contrary to majority opini...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Defenders of Wildlife: Protecting and Recovering Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Jamie Rappaport Clark

This has been a tough week for wolves and those of us who are committed to their recovery. Wildlife officials in Washington state have made the decisi...

Incentives And Peace [Part 2]

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives -- however sweeping and compelling -- will motivate Israel and the Pales...

Missed Connections

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Yara Zgheib

No one was to blame for what happened, but that does not make it any less difficult to accept. It was all a matter of missed connections, bad timing, ...

After 68 years of Nakba, is coexistence still possible?

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
We Are Not Numbers

By Mohammed Alhammami, Gaza project manager, We Are Not Numbers When I was a kid, my father used to tell me stories of past Jewish-Palestinian coexis...

Survival of the Cooperators

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Rebecca Mckown

The sun could not shine if the clouds didn't first step back and allow its rays through. Cooperation is the key to surviving.

Cougar Lessons in Coexistence

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Cristina Eisenberg

A growing North American cougar population has inspired scientists to take a close look at the risk this species presents to humans. In his 2011 analysis of 343 North American aggressive cougar encounters, David Mattson found that only 29 resulted in fatal human attacks.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

"Jerusalem" by Naima Nas, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
YaLa Young Leaders

I am almost certain it is not wise of me to attempt this but as I have never claimed wisdom at anytime. I am neither a Scholar nor an expert but as th...

Why Tolerance Won't Be Enough

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Tolerance simply stated, is the absence of physical violence against someone else. But it doesn't guarantee that laws and edicts won't be issued that undermine the spirit of coexistence.

Who's Your Tribe? The Multiple Hats and Helmets We Wear

Wayne L. Firestone | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Wayne L. Firestone

During a respite from a recent international development conference in Mbale, Uganda I had a glimpse of a Jewish story that sounded like a Michael Chabon "What if" plot.

Hope for Peace?

Rabbi Amy Eilberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
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 07.15.2016 | Home
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 06.29.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 06.21.2016 | Home
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 05.27.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

A New Anthology of Baghdadi Poetry for Western Readers

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

Baghdad's ethnic, religious, and historical complexities make it difficult to translate the city's poems without providing layers of context. Thus the choice of material to translate can raise political and even moral questions.