Special Series: Jewish-Muslim Relations - 2008
by Rabbi David Rosen
In this first article of a series on Jewish-Muslim relations, Rabbi David Rosen, interfaith advisor to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the only Israeli rabbi invited to the Madrid Interfaith Conference, explains why he believes we'll look back on this as a significant event.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 29 July 2008) 
by Mehnaz Afridi
In this second article in a series on Jewish-Muslim relations, Mehnaz M. Afridi, a Pakistani-born Muslim who teaches courses on Judaism and Islam, recalls the experience in Jerusalem that inspired her work in Jewish-Muslim relations.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 5 August 2008) 
by Jan Hjärpe
Professor emeritus Jan Hjärpe of Sweden's Lund University discusses the importance of narratives in this third article in a series on Muslim-Jewish relations. Hjärpe considers whether it is possible to transform divisive "us" and "them" worldviews into common narratives.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 12 August 2008) 
by Deanna Armbruster
In this fourth article in a series on Jewish-Muslim relations, Deanna Armbruster, author and executive director of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, extends the example of the Jewish and Arab inhabitants of the Oasis of Peace – who have decided to face the reality of living side-by-side with one another, challenged daily with the hard work of peace – to the larger realm of Muslim-Western relations.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 19 August 2008) 
by Rabbi Burton Visotzky
Rabbi Burton Visotzky considers how bringing Jews and Muslims together to help their fellow New Yorkers could be as simple as a walk across Central Park.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), August 26, 2008) 
 
 
 
 
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