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Imam Shamsi Ali

Breaking Down the Extremist Barriers to Tolerance and Understanding

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.11.2016 | Religion
Russell Simmons

Racism and bigotry can infect the fabric of a community, leading to a slow erosion of its democratic values and ideals. But what factors contribute to the rise of these judgments of character in the first place?

A Muslim, Jew And Christian On What Jesus Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Jesus plays a distinct role in each of the Abrahamic faiths. This time of year, when Christians celebrate Christ's nativity, his significance in faith...

This Friendship Between An Imam And A Rabbi Is Changing The World

OZY | Lorena O'Neil | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

It was distrust at first sight for Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali when they met in Manhattan in 2005....

New York Interfaith Outreach Inspires Vienna

Reuters | Georgina Prodhan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion

New York Rabbi Marc Schneier won a small but significant victory on a recent visit to Vienna – a promise from the head of Austria’s Islamic commun...

Boston Bombers Do Not Represent American Muslims

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Boston last week perpetrated by two ethnic Chechen brothers who appear to have been motivated by extreme Islamist ideology, we are already seeing a dangerous tendency to blame the overall American Muslim community for the heinous deeds of a very few.