foundation for ethnic understanding
The second annual bus tour demonstrates why Muslims and Jews refuse to be enemies.
Racism and bigotry can infect the fabric of a community, leading to a slow erosion of its democratic values and ideals. But what factors contribute to the rise of these judgments of character in the first place?
In 2003, I traveled to South Africa with my dear friend, Martin Luther King III, at the invitation of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, where we spoke at their centenary celebration on the state of black-Jewish relations in the United States.
There is a widely accepted belief that Muslims and Jews are enemies and will always remain so. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
The hard truth is both Jews and Muslims are imperiled in many parts of the world. We are most effective in confronting these dangers by pooling our efforts and truly becoming our brother's keeper.
In the wake of the horrific attacks in Boston last week perpetrated by two ethnic Chechen brothers who appear to have been motivated by extreme Islamist ideology, we are already seeing a dangerous tendency to blame the overall American Muslim community for the heinous deeds of a very few.
In our modern era, the open question remains: How will we, as an ever-more diverse and often fractious nation, avoid the fate of the ancient Egyptians, and instead succeed in responding to the challenge of the ninth plague?
Russell Simmons talks about the positive act of making positive changes, his connection to kids and his love for yoga. The
The greatly increased willingness of European Muslim leaders to denounce attacks on Jews and work with authorities to prevent future occurrences is a vital component in combined efforts to protect the security of Jews across the continent.
Even as he became a Jewish icon, Koch never forgot that he was mayor of all New Yorkers, striving to expand access to affordable housing and jobs for African-Americans and other minorities.