Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Imams and Rabbis Get Together

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding is hosting it's first U.S. summit for dialouge between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States . The summit will take place on November 7, 2007 at the New York Synagogue and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York City. Interestingly enough it's hip hop mogul Russel Simmons who is heading up this idea as chairman of the organization.

“Whether Jewish or Muslim, we are all American. There is a value system and culture that we share – these must be embraced and nurtured,” said Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of the FFEU. “We must stop being distracted by political hotbed issues that divide us in the Middle East and learn to relate to each other within the context of being an American.”

The National Summit with conclude with a dinner featuring remarks by Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, an active member of the American Jewish Community.

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