- November 15, 2009 – Sounds of Faith – Chicago – A unique experiential journey of Sound expressions of Abrahamic traditions…making peacefully respectful co-existence possibilities for us all – within reach, to enjoy experience and want more. Location: University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.
- November 3 -15, 2009 – Interfaith Pilgramage – The Holy Land & Istanbul – Wilshire Center Interfaith Council offered a unique trip to the worlds of the three Abrahamic faiths. The trip is conceived a pilgrimage and an opportunity to meet the contemporary people of these lands in their homes.
The trip will have professional guides as will as four clergy leaders.
• Rabbi Haim Beliak, Leo Beck Temple, Los Angeles and www.jewsonfirst.org, HaMifgash
• Father Rick Yervant Byrum, Chaplain, The Covington: An Episcopal Home Community
• Deacon Eric Stoltz, St. Brendan Catholic Church, Los Angeles
• Jihad Turk, Director of Religious Affairs, Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles
- June 22, 2009 – New Muslim Cool to premiere on PBS – Point of View. Click here to find your local listings.
- June 2, 2009 – Forgiveness: “A stunningly original strategy?” – United States Institute of Peace will host a discussion with Michael Henderson, a British journalist and author. His latest book, No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, published by Baylor University, “shows the real muscle behind forgiveness,” according to Publishers Weekly.“Retaliation is the instinctual response to perceived wrong. Historic grievances rarely are forgotten. They become part of a people’s collective memory……. A note of injustice not yet avenged is written into the script, which is then reenacted at moments of crisis. It is this that makes forgiveness so counterintuitive an idea. It is more than a technique of conflict resolution; it is a stunningly original strategy. Henderson will illustrate this insight with selected examples from his writings, followed by comments from the discussants: Joseph Montville, Margaret E. Smith, and David Smock.
- May 31, 2009 – Muslims, Christians & Jews Addressing: “The Economic Crisis” *What is the relationship between faith, ethic and economy? *What does Judaism, Christianity, and Islam say about the roots of current economical crisis? *How can we reduce hardships during this economic downturn and prevent future ones? Hosted by the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland, CA. 3 t0 5 pm.
- May 27, 2009 – Changing Lives in the Holy Land: Stories of Loss, Vision and Hope. An event coordinated by the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Groups of San Mateo & San Francisco. Time: 7:30 t0 9:30 Location: St. Ignatius Highschool – 2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA.
- May 15 – 17, 2009 – Forensic Scriptures – A Conference on What the Qur’an Reveals About the Bible. A three?day theological consultation hosted by The Riverside Church in New York City, co?sponsored by Auburn Multi?faith Center, New York Theological Seminary, St. Andrew’s Theological College in Trinidad, SnowStar Institute in Canada, The Jewish Publication Society, The Rumi Forum, New York Faith & Justice, Hofstra University, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interfaith Institute and Cascade Books, in a retrospective on Noah’s Other Son and to launch Forensic Scriptures by Brian Arthur Brown, a book and manuscript used in recent Riverside study classes. Location: Manhattan, NY
- May 13, 2009 – Challenges Facing an Abrahamic Family Reunion: Recovering a Different Past. Rabbi Haim Beliak will reflect on JewsOnFirst’s work on combating Islamaphobia. Noor Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada. 7pm Cost: $5
- May 5, 2009 – How to Improve Relations with the Muslim Word – Challenges and Promises Ahead. 10th Annual Conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. Washington DC
- April 30, 2009 – Islam and Human Rights, Speaker: Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina (University of Virginia) Location: Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612. Time: 7:30pm
- March 26, 2009 – The Christian Jewish Council of Greater Charleston will host a presentation by Dr. David Bossman on the topic of Interfaith Consciousness – Dispelling Misconceptions and Creating Understandings. Time: 7pm Location: Church of the Holy Communion. 218 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403 Read more here>>
- March 15, 2009 – 4:30 to 6pm – The Al-Andalusian Period: Lessons for Interfaith Relations Today? – presented by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington and the Folger Consort. Concert with interfaith panel discussion to follow. Free & Open to the Public. Located at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. 212 East Capitol Street NE Washington DC. Across from the Folger Shakerpeare Library.
- March 13 -15, 2009 – International Conference on “Religion, Conflict and Peace: Walking the Talk Through Fear of the Unknown to Understanding and Harmony” at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. A public forum promoting Inter-religious and Intra-religious dialogue to explore the challenges of Extremism, Intolerance, Scapegoating, and Islamophobia, and the promise of Reason, Understanding, Compassion, and Cultural Harmony.
- March 4, 2009 – 2009 Alliance for Middle East Peace Summit on the International Fund for Israeli – Palestinian Peace. Washington DC. Featured speakers include AFR Director Joseph Montville, USIP Senior Program Officer – Heather Coyne, Executive Director of the Institute for Israel Studies – Dr. Paul Scham and several more.
- February 27th, 2009: 12 – 7pm “Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging” at the Episcopal Divinity School, sponsored by the schools of the Boston Theological Institute. With keynote address by Joseph Montville. Click here to view the pdf flyer>>
- February 23 – 27, 2009 – Executive Director of Interfaith Encounter Association to take part in a series of US events. Click here for details>>
- December 12, 2008 – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee(ADC) will honor Brenda Rosenburg (of Reuniting the Children of Abraham) and Tim Attala with with the Building Bridges Award. This is the first time the award is being given for building bridges between the Jewish and Arab community. The ADC Michigan Annual Fundraising Gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.
- December 11, 2008 – Topic: Common Rituals in Our Traditions. Speakers: Rabbi Judah Dardick, Beth Jacob Congregation and Imam Faheem Shuaibe, Resident Scholar, Waratheen Mosque and Director, Clara Mohammad School. Location: Beth Jacob Congregation, 3778 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA Read the write-up on Common Rituals in Our Traditions – word document
- November 21-23, 2008 – Weekend of Twinning – The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. In a historic event aimed at strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations in the United States and Canada, more than 40 mosques and more than 40 synagogues across the continent will link up for a Weekend of TwinningSM of Mosques and Synagogues Across North America on November 21-23, 2008. The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding will play the chief coordinating role in the Weekend of TwinningSM in consultation with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).