Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue welcomed

among 40,000 Muslims in Chicago

Friday, 07 September 2007


     There are increasing North American models of cross-cultural and interfaith engagement, learning and cooperation that can benefit our global community.
     These ongoing, citizen, face-to-face meetings  are concrete "how-to" examples of crossing traditional boundaries to heal conflicts once thought to be "intractable" and "impossible."

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     In the northeast U.S., the DAUGHTERS OF ABRAHAM have gathered regularly since 2002.
     These Christian, Jewish and Muslim women meet consistently to explore their religious faiths through books.
     They overcome stereotypes and learn mutual respect while growing an authentic interfaith community.
     They have a rich reading list:

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     The DALLAS DINNER TABLE improves race relations in the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas. . .one dinner at a time.
     It begain in private homes.
     But in 2007 public venues were needed for over 1,200 interested Texans who wanted to participate in the facilitated dinner-dialogues.
     SEE the CBS-TV News report at:

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    August 31-September 3, 2007, in Chicago, PALESTINIAN-JEWISH LIVING ROOM DIALOGUE was welcomed into the midst of 40,000 Muslims.
     It was the 44th Annual Convention of the Islam Society of North America, the biggest Muslim gathering in North America.
     A relationship-building booth was the meeting place to engage in hundreds of new relationships.
     The Dialogue's two new films were gifted to visitors and further dispensed into global society.
     One film, DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH, was part of the convention's Islamic Film Festival.
     SEE PHOTOS at:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change

the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."     - Margaret Mead