Meet the Jewish doctor who saves Palestinian attackers and the Muslim doctor who saves Jewish victims

This article first appeared in the Washington Post From left, Ahmed Eid, head of surgery, and Elchanan Fried, head of the Intensive Care Unit, at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem on Thursday. (David Vaaknin/For The Washington Post) By William Booth … Continue reading

Hundreds of Jews and Arabs Rally Arm-in-Arm for Peace in Israel

Article originally appeared in Good News Network Nearly 1000 Jewish and Arab residents joined seven mayors from different municipalities to form a human chain north of Israel, calling for coexistence and condemning violence. They lined up along the road in … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Middle East Peace Through Interfaith Relations

Though awash in news and media full of the Gaza War, there are constant occasions and efforts at harmonious interfaith relations in the region that are less known, but more hopeful. In 2012, a Palestinian-owned tree-processing plant in close proximity … Continue reading

The Israel-Gaza Conflict’s Impact on Inter-Religious Relations

The constancy of war, and the unavoidable fact that religious elements often are present, attest to a need for interfaith knowledge and awareness. An important question to ask in this interfaith context is “How much should interfaith partners keep the focus … Continue reading

Interfaith Fast for Middle Eastern Peace

July 15th, the 17th of Tammuz, typically stands as a Jewish fast day and the beginning of a three-week mourning period for the two Jerusalem Temples’ destruction. What makes this year’s observance particularly interesting however, lies in its coinciding with … Continue reading

Interreligious light in times of darkness for Israel and Palestine

Following the kidnap-murder of three Israeli teens and one Palestinian teen, the families of murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel and Palestinian teen Mohammad Abu Khudeir have drawn comfort from one another. This past week, the Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat brought to … Continue reading

Inter-Religious Prayer for Missing Teens

On June 12th, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped near the south part of Jerusalem. In response to this tragedy, the Tag Meir forum, a grassroots organization that combats Jewish vandalism that targets Palestinians, assembled an interfaith meeting to pray and … Continue reading

Strong challenge to interfaith

“Something is deeply broken, badly broken,”The mission of IRFWP is the advance of harmony and cooperation among religions and believers.  These pages are used to provide information about the global, interfaith movement, and to provide information about world religions that…

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