Religious Affairs: Sharing a common fate

12.11.2011                      15.Cheschwan. 5772                      Wajera

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Religious Affairs: Sharing a common fate

Foundation of Ethnic Understanding is working to facilitate, organize and coordinate largest global Muslim-Jewish conversation ever.

Interfaith and intercommunal dialogue are often depicted as the benevolent and perhaps naive aspirations of Good Samaritans who mean well but may have little impact on the deep-seated suspicions they are trying to assuage.
But one organization that claims to be breaking the mold in this respect is the Foundation of Ethnic Understanding based in New York.
The foundation was established 23 years ago and focused for much of its early life on strengthening relations between the African-American and Jewish communities, to “rebuild and restore the great alliance that brought about social changes in the ’50s and ’60s during civil rights movement,” foundation president Rabbi Marc Schneier explained to The Jerusalem Post….