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The Future of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel

Ron Kronish | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Ron Kronish

What does the future for interreligious dialogue look like in Israel? At a time when stabbings on the street have become almost a daily occurrence and...

Fifty Years of Interreligious Dialogue--the Way Forward

Ron Kronish | Posted 11.01.2015 | Religion
Ron Kronish

In this blog post, the second in a series, I want to broaden our perspective. In the years ahead, The Dialogue needs to not only occur between Christians and Jews, but it must include leaders and followers from other religions, especially Muslims.

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...

Jews And Muslims Serve Up Hot Meals And Good Conversation At Salaam Shalom Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

Muslims and Jews in the United Kingdom have teamed up to work toward a common goal -- eradicating hunger in their city of Nottingham. The Salaam S...

Belgian Muslim Community Reminds Us That Peacefully 'Living Together' Is the Under-reported Norm

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Have you heard the story about the Muslim community in Belgium that raised money to restore a local synagogue? Probably not. But it is really important that you do.

Antonia Blumberg

In The Middle East, Muslims And Jews Work In Unison To Care For The Environment | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion

Before arriving at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel in 2010, Yosra Albakkar, 28, had never met an Israeli or a Jewish person. T...

Who Gets to Say What Is 'Islamic?'

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Muslim Americans will tell us how we can best be their allies. We don't need to enter into the debate on the true nature of their religion. Rather, we should stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Muslim friends as they work out what they believe is "very Islamic" today.

Interfaith Iftars Bring Muslims And Jews Together During Ramadan

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of ...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Muslim And Jewish Leaders Unite To Combat Hatred

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

The hard truth is both Jews and Muslims are imperiled in many parts of the world. We are most effective in confronting these dangers by pooling our efforts and truly becoming our brother's keeper.

Prophetic Voices Needed!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe that those who desire peace for all Israelis and all Palestinians are in the majority--but they have to speak up. They can no longer remain a silent and ineffective majority and continue to let their crazies dominate the conversation and run the show.

Engaging Palestinian Literature: A Jewish Journey Into Empathy

Joe Winkler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

I harbor no delusions of literature solving political problems. The truth is much more complicated. But literature illuminates complexity.

Why A Jewish Seminary Must Find Common Ground With Islam

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

There is no more urgent issue for individuals and communities of faith at this moment than to find our way to genuine cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect. The moderates of all faiths have to talk often and well, lest the extremists carry the day.

Prison Library Conversations

Avi Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Avi Steinberg

His ignorance of religious history was, ironically, an asset. He apparently hadn't received the memo that pious Jews and Muslims were at war and that they shared nothing in common.

New York's Imam Is on a Mission

Chine Labbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chine Labbe

Assistant Imam Mohammad Shamsi Ali's appointment to the Islamic Cultural Center, the first building constructed as a mosque in New York City, only reinforced his commitment to bridge different religious communities.

Finding Common Ground

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

If we condemn Ahmadinejad and other patrons of terrorism, we must commend those Muslim intellectuals and religious leaders who have the courage to speak out publicly against the continued fomentation of Judaeophobia.