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Jun 28 2008

Building trust in the Middle East

This evening I hosted a TRUST WIN CC meeting in my home with the participation of one of our Palestinian co-coordinators and in partnership with Eliyahu McLean of the Jerusalem Peacemakers CC. Attending was a Rabbi who is the head of an important Yeshiva in Jerusalem and a very prominent Sheik in Jerusalem -- we were planning future study sessions for people to learn from the Koran and the Torah about significant topics to build... Read more »

Jun 26 2008

URI REACHES OUT TO RELIGIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

The United Religions Initiative was inaugurated in the year 2000, when representatives of a wide variety of religions from many countries of the world joined in signing the URI Charter, developed over five years of global consultation. The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Given this sacred... Read more »

Mar 05 2008

Interreligious Dialogue and the problem of Media Attention

It is difficult to get any media attention for positive news, including Interreligious Dialogue activities. When Lance Trumbull came to Amsterdam to show his inspiring movie Everest: a Climb for Peace, I tried to get some media attention for this movie. But as usual, I experienced that GOOD NEWS IS NO NEWS. Travelling back from Amsterdam, I wondered why a negative movie about the Islam and the Qu’rán, a Dutch man is preparing is daily... Read more »

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