Muslims and Jews (and others) meet in the Bay Area

Four Muslims from the Islamic Networks Group (an international educational organization based in San Jose) toured an exhibit of fabric art by a Holocaust survivor hosted at the Judah Magnes Museum in Berkeley. The ING and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in the Bay Area have been finding ways to cooperate in bringing together Jews and Muslims in a variety of ways.

ING and the JCRCs of the Peninsula and Silicon Valley, together with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice and other local groups are sponsoring a series of interfaith gatherings on the Peninsula. These discussions include Buddhists and Hindus, as well as Muslims and Jews. The first gathering, on January 25th, attracted over 100 people. Upcoming events include ” Have Women’s Roles in Religion Changed Between Tradition and Modernity?”, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 7:00- 9:30 pm at Yaseen Foundation in Belmont, and “Is there Room for Fundamentalism in Religion?”, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 7:00- 9:30 pm at New Vision Methodist Church in Millbrae.

Congratulations to ING and JCRC for their important work in bringing folks together!

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