Jews, Muslims, Christians -- all ages
other on East Coast
Tuesday, 05 December 2007
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends.
You talk to your enemies. -- Moshe Dayan
The Dialogue Project in
Listen to Dialogue examples of Jews and Palestinians telling their personal stories, and describing how they change and grow together.
Hear Dialogue on Pacifica Radio a Muslim Palestinian, Jewish American, and Christian Palestinian from The Dialogue Project.
Families and Teens
"It is the shared stories that are breaking down the barriers and building community among us," they say.
Thirteen years of experience has proven this to the INTERFAITH STORY CIRCLE OF THE TRI-CITY AREA of
CHILDREN AT THE WELL is their new youth venture to discover and live by the best wisdom of the faith traditions.
See how they deepen in their own faiths, learn face-to-face from those of other traditions, and reach way out to their communities.
These youth and adults promote authentic peace and understanding among all peoples -- no exceptions.
A how-to document of guidelines is being put together to help other groups who wish to do a similar venture in their area.
For more information, contact Paula Weiss ( PBethWeiss@aol.com ) in Boght Corners, NY. She's at (518) 785-7842 .
The interfaith JEWISH-MUSLIM WOMEN'S BAKING CIRCLE south in
Their own story and photo are at:
These interfaith women will co-sponsor WINTER'S LIGHT: Many voices, one Spirit on Saturday evening, December 16, 2006.
It will be an evening of interfaith Storytelling and Song for families of
Other co-sponsors are the Islamic Speakers Bureau, Congregation Bet Haverim, Southern Order of Storytellers, Central Congregational UCC, and the Baha'i Community of North DeKalb County.
Learn more from Audrey Galex ( Audrey@RootsWings.com ) at (404) 486-7377.
Interfaith university students are increasingly building connections, while refusing to be enemies, like at the
Published by USINFO -- 27 October 2006
Interfaith Movement Thrives in
University students discuss religious diversity in webchat
They are living their lives together -- actually -- as you will read below.
And be assured that when there is authentic change that reveals history itself being redirected, news media professionals will help tell these stories that matter.
Just as the New York Times published its version of this news.
Published in The New York Times -- Saturday, 02 December 2006
The House That a Hope for Peace Built
By Marek Fuchs
moment in history, especially among young citizens, there is a quantum leap
forward in education and human relationships.
Listen to Barry Qualls, a
More exactly, courageous students like Jewish Danielle Josephs and Muslim Nadia Sheikh lead the way.
"All things change when we do," said David Whyte.
You can do this where you study and live.
Published in Rutgers Focus -- 29 November 2006
Middle East Coexistence House fosters Jewish-Muslim understanding
By Patricia Lamiell
PHOTO CAPTION: Danielle
Josephs, left, and Nadia Sheikh, live in the Middle East Coexistence House on
the Douglass Campus, which opened this month. Josephs, a Douglass senior,
envisioned the house and proposed the idea to Carmen Twillie
Ambar, dean of
Eleven female students, including
five Jewish, three Muslim, one Hindu, one Christian and a student who is
agnostic, will live and study together this year at Jameson Residence Hall at
Douglass College. Their goal: to learn about the Middle East and ultimately to
improve Jewish-Muslim relations at
The new Middle East Coexistence House, which opened this month, is part of the Global Village of living-learning communities at Douglass. Designed to train ambassadors of peacemaking and conflict resolution, the house is built on the conviction that women bring special skills to the work of intercultural understanding that, in fact, peace efforts in the
Danielle Josephs, a
Josephs was chilled. The
Two years ago, Josephs approached Ambar with a proposal to create the Middle East Coexistence House. For Ambar, the timing was perfect. Our living-learning communities synergistically link academic departments, centers and institutions, student and residence life, and the mission of the college to educate and offer special programs for women, Ambar said. So when Danielle Josephs came to me two years ago ... it was easy for me to say yes.
Individually, the students are pursuing a wide range of academic studies, from political science to Middle Eastern studies to English literature. They gather in the residence hall lobby once a week for a class that covers the history, cultures, and current events in the
Students do not hold back on hot-button topics in politics or religion, including the war in
The Middle East House is partly funded by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Ambar and Josephs hope the house will become another example of successful living-learning communities that engage students in contemporary issues. The Middle East House follows the Human Rights House and the Lead House, both created in the last three years.
Barry Qualls, interim vice president for undergraduate education, agrees. The Middle East Coexistence House is an example of the small learning communities that the university wishes to encourage across all of the campuses as part of the Transformation of Undergraduate Education, Qualls said.