Archive for Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jews, Muslims set up big interfaith effort

December 16, 2007

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— Two major Jewish and Muslim organizations unveiled an interfaith dialogue curriculum Saturday and are urging their hundreds of thousands of members to use it. Both sides say it is the broadest Jewish-Muslim interfaith effort in the continent's history.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, North America's largest Jewish movement, announced the partnership with the Islamic Society of North America at his group's biennial convention in San Diego.

"As a once-persecuted minority in countries where anti-Semitism is still a force, we understand the plight of Muslims in North America today," Yoffie said. "When we are killing each other in the name of God, sensible religious people have an obligation to do something about it."

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