Interfaith Bowling?

Several years ago, a book by sociologist Robert D. Putnam titled Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community referred to the decline of bowling leagues as just one symptom of the increasing disconnection between people in American communities.

Now, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, some people have turned to bowling together as one way of finding ways to establish interfaith relationships between Jews and Muslims. Student members the Jewish Engineering Association and the Muslim Engineering Student Association hit the lanes for some friendly competition and the opportunity to make new friends.
“The great thing about bowling,” said Jewish Engineering Association member Aaron Potek, a College of Engineering senior, “is that there’s time to talk between frames, which gave us a chance to really get to know each other without it feeling forced or awkward.”

Anyone interested in an Interfaith Bowling League?

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