Food and faith: Charleston-area Jews, Muslims come together in kitchen to inspire dialogue

From The Post and Courier (CHARLESTON, SC)- “Marcie approved the falafel!” crowed Ghazala Javed, a lay leader at Central Mosque, after a kosher caterer working in the same kitchen praised her crispy chickpea fritter. “Who else is ready to try … Continue reading

Central African Republic Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

From Reuters BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees in the compound of an international charity in the Central African Republic’s capital, … Continue reading

Interfaith service in Hamden honors Martin Luther King Jr.

From the New Haven Register (HAMDEN, CT)- An interfaith service celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday had a political focus, as clergy and guest speakers encouraged the congregation to channel the civil rights … Continue reading

Two signs in India that inter-religious tolerance thrives despite tensions

From Crux (MUMBAI, India) – Although India’s increasingly hard-line Hindu nationalist movements can often make life difficult for religious minorities, including the country’s 30 million Christians, two recent episodes illustrate the deep undercurrent of tolerance that still pervades traditional Indian … Continue reading

Jews, Christians, and Muslims set out pathways to peace in Assisi

Article in the Tablet Religious leaders celebrating the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Assisi interfaith peace gathering in 1986 called on people from around the world to continue its legacy to combat today’s indifference and violence. The event between … Continue reading

Muslims and Jews from around the world gather in Berlin for 7th annual interfaith confab

From The Jerusalem Post Amidst tension over terrorism in Europe, 150 Muslims and Jews from around the world gathered for the seventh annual Muslim Jewish Conference in Berlin. Bringing together members of both religions from 33 countries last week, including … Continue reading