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  • A Muslim leader seeking to understand differences

    June 29, 2016 | 3:22 pm

    “It’s going to be 32 years next month since we got married,” says the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Salam Al-Marayati, with a laugh in his voice. “That’s how I know there’s hope in the world. My wife has been married to me for 32 years.”

    We sit in a...

  • Pope Francis meets with Jewish leaders on 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

    October 28, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Jewish leaders met with Pope Francis in Rome on the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, the declaration promulgated by Pope Paul VI that led to improved relations between Jews and Catholics.

    “Yes to the rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism,” the...

  • In Britain, Jewish and Muslim women connect over Mitzvah Day

    June 16, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Good deeds can be contagious. Just ask Laura Marks, a British Jew who is widely credited with creating one of her community’s most widely celebrated new traditions: an annual Mitzvah Day, now in its 11th consecutive year, in which thousands of British Jews perform charity work in...

  • Celebrating Judaism and Islam in America

    November 19, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    What happens when Jewish and Muslim leaders set their minds to engage in dialogue, and then move beyond dialogue to social action, prayer and friendship? When we first met in February 2008, another question asked in good humor was, “What took so long for us to meet?”

     Six years...

  • Florence’s Jewish, Muslim reps appeal for interfaith dialogue

    August 13, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    Representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Florence, Italy, along with the city’s mayor, appealed for interfaith respect and dialogue at “this dramatic moment of Middle East conflict.”

    The city’s chief rabbi, Joseph Levi, and Imam Izzedin Elzir met Tuesday with Mayor...

  • Choose Life: Jews and Muslims working for peace together in Israel

    July 23, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    While violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated in recent weeks, a small group is attempting to keep dialogue open between the disparate groups. 

    Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, 57, Rabbi Shaul Judelman, 35, and a growing number of Israeli West Bank settlers and...

  • Rabbi: Saudi king’s invitation for dialogue ‘must be seized’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 2:06 pm

    Talk about a heady life choice: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia brings Muslims and Christians and Jews together this month for the unimaginatively named World Conference on Dialogue, and for it he’s deemed an apostate who must die. What a guy, right? And you thought the king was just...

  • Jesus’ Death Now Debated by Jews

    By Eric J. Greenberg

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The controversy over Mel Gibson's upcoming film about the death of Jesus has spurred painful exchanges between Jews and Christians and progressive and traditional Catholics in recent days. To date, the debates have centered on the "proper" interpretation of the role of Jews in Jesus'...