Best Practices

Tamar Miller facilitates a Muslim – Jewish – Christian group in Yehezkel Landau’s week-long seminar called Building Abrahamic Partnerships. The exercise is called Identity Sculptures.
This page is the product of many discussions, gatherings, learnings, and readings from several practitioners in the field of interfaith relations. It is their experiences and best practices that we share here. If you have something to share consider joining our forum, or emailing your story to admin @ abrahamicfamilyreunion.org.

1) Interfaith Engagement & Group Dynamics by Tamar Miller

Excerpt: “Imagine this: At the invitation of two local clergy and several community activists, 20 people gather in a church basement for the second in an series of five Christian-Muslim-Jewish open dialogues to help ‘build trust and mutual understanding … and plan for an interfaith soup kitchen,’ in the city of Kalamazoo.”

2) Avoiding Meaningless Dialogue – In this article from Josh Stanton, he discusses common dialogue approaches: Cooperative, Coupled and Intellectual. Stanton suggests how to avoid meaningless dialogue to get to the heart of difficult topics, that result in more fruitful relations.

You can read more from Josh Stanton in the Journal for Inter-Religious Dialogue>>

3) Reuniting the Children of Abraham – A Toolkit for Peace

Troubled by the seemingly irreconcilable differences in the Middle East and the devastating reality of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Brenda Naomi Rosenberg, Imam Abdullah El Amin and Rev. Dan Buttry, created a concept that became known as “The Children of Abraham Project.

One of the first actions of the National Conference for Community and Justice’s (NCCJ) Interfaith Partners was to support the

creation of this dramatic interpretation of the legacy of Abraham, whose life was the inspiration for Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Produced by Brenda Naomi Rosenberg and Julie Fisher Cummings through their Pathways to Peace Foundation, the play was written by Rachel Urist in collaboration with youth from the three Abrahamic faiths, Brenda and Rick Sperling. Rick is founder and CEO of the Mosaic Youth Theatre-an urban organization that cultivates theatrical skills among young people. Download the Toolkit Explanation>>