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 Pakistan, Sudan, France, Israel, Austria, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, the Palestinian territories, South Africa and Singapore, participants took part in a wide range of interfaith activities and events.

Participants of the Muslim Jewish Conference take part in interfaith prayer last week at the site of the Sachsenhasuen concentration camp.

Taking to The Jerusalem Post, Ilja Sichrovsky, secretary-general of the Muslim Jewish Conference, argued that despite the cynicism exhibited by some with regard to the potential for change through interfaith dialogue, he remained of the belief that now more than ever it is vital. “A single person has the potential to change history and we’ve seen this in so many instances” he said. “If one person can ruin the world, then I do strongly believe a few people can have a very important role in putting it back together.”

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