1001 Inventions is a unique UK based educational project that reveals the rich heritage the Muslim community shares with other communities in the UK and Europe. It is a non-religious and non-political project seeking to allow the positive aspects of progress in science and technology to act as a bridge in understanding the interdependence of communities throughout human history. 1001 Inventions consists of a UK-wide travelling exhibition, a colourful easy to read book, a dedicated website and a themed collection of educational posters complementing a secondary school teachers' pack.
The Abraham Fund Initiatives, based in Jerusalem and New York, is a not for profit, non-partisan organization. A pioneer in the field of Jewish-Arab relations, it was named for the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs. The Abraham Fund Initiatives works to advance coexistence, equality and cooperation among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens by creating and operating large-scale initiatives, cultivating strategic grassroots projects and conducting public education and advocacy that promote its vision of shared citizenship and opportunity for all of Israel’s citizens. The Abraham Fund Initiatives views coexistence as the ability of people of different backgrounds and beliefs to live side-by-side in mutual respect. Coexistence is not assimilation. Rather, its objective is to enable individuals and communities to live cooperatively while maintaining their own unique cultural identities. The Abraham Fund Initiatives sees civic equality for Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens as a moral and pragmatic imperative, whereby individual rights and the political, cultural and religious character of the Arab minority must be clearly and unambiguously recognized and respected.
The Alban Institute is an ecumenical, interfaith organization founded in 1974, which supports congregations through book publishing, educational seminars, consulting services, and research. They are continually learning from and sharing with thousands of congregations and denominational bodies. Dedicated to pursuing new knowledge in the fields of sociology, human relations, and organizational development, they disseminate original research through books, educational seminars, and consulting and training services.
Altmuslim.com is an interactive news and discussion forum that helps promote a critical (and self-critical) analysis of issues regarding the Muslim community. Their editors provide brief overviews of issues affecting the Muslim world, along with extended commentary and discussion on a variety of topics, all designed to foster a community of people who want to become more informed and involved in the world around them. They strive to provide an outlet for objective analysis, using multiple sources of information and multiple viewpoints They attempt to draw attention to stories that are normally ignored by both the Muslim and western media, while emphasizing introspection in order to challenge people to better their communities. New "Top Stories" are published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Feature articles by their team of contributing writers are published at least once a week. Other stories are published daily.
The ASMA Society is an Islamic cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering an American-Muslim identity and building bridges between American Muslims and the American public. ASMA's philosophical objective is to strengthen a culturally American expression of Islam based on tolerance and on cultural and religious harmony and to foster an environment in which Muslims can thrive within a pluralistic society without compromising their essential values and beliefs.
Auburn Theological Seminary renews church life and leadership through non-degree education, increasing interfaith understanding and strengthening other theological schools through educational research and consulting. Auburn welcomes clergy and laity, established professionals and emerging young leaders. In bringing together people of faith from a wide range of traditions, Auburn has built a reputation as a catalyst for serious interfaith conversations. Its Center for Multifaith Education encourages dialogue and action. Drawing people from a wide spectrum of religious traditions, the Center gives participants - both devout and secular - an opportunity to learn with dynamic teachers, engage sacred texts, discuss challenging issues, and experience the thriving ritual life in New York City. The Center sponsors forums where leaders gain insight into a range of religious perspectives and reach out across traditional boundaries to turn ethical convictions into social action, Auburn Media works to promote a variety of passionate and articulate religious voices in the media, and to help producers and directors better engage the new challenges that diversity presents.
Beliefnet is the largest spiritual website, independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement. Their mission is to help people find, and walk a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness to all. Beliefnet provides inspiring devotional tools, access to spiritual teachers and clergy, thought-provoking commentary and a supportive community, while addressing areas such as parenting, entertainment, news and society, health and healing.
Bitterlemons.org is a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. Bitterlemons.org aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Each edition addresses a specific issue of controversy. Articles by Alpher and Khatib are accompanied by additional articles by, or interviews with, a prominent Israeli and a prominent Palestinian--selected by the appropriate editor. No intelligent and articulate views are considered taboo. Bitterlemons.org maintains complete organizational and institutional symmetry between its Palestinian and Israeli components. It draws financial support from the European Union and additional philanthropic sources based outside the region.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. Through media relations, lobbying, education and advocacy, CAIR puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented. In offering this perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.
The Coalition of Women for Peace has become one of the leading voices in Israel advocating for a just and viable peace between Israel and Palestine ever since its founding in November 2000, just six weeks after the current Intifada began. The Coalition brings together independent women and nine women's peace organizations, some newly formed and others promoting coexistence since the founding of the state of Israel. They are a mix of Jewish and Palestinian women (all citizens of Israel) who take action to amplify the voices of women calling for peace and justice for all inhabitants of the region. With the escalation of violence over recent years, it has become harder and harder for peace movements in Israel to rally public support. Nevertheless, the Coalition has persisted, both independently and in collaboration with others, and believes that peace is possible and that women have a key role in making it happen.
Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue whose primary focus is on the world's great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. At locations around Chicago and across the country, course offerings include history, literature, art, science, psychology, business, relationship, health, and personal growth. Events and programs are designed for those deeply grounded in their own traditions and for those who are still searching.
The Common Tables Interfaith Initiative is a grass-roots effort which offers
education and small group interactions as an alternative to bias, bigotry,
racism and religious intolerance. Their belief is simply that people
breaking bread together can serve to lower perceived barriers and promote
respect and understanding between traditionally disconnected communities.
Their model is an uncomplicated one: Bring together small groups of
seemingly diverse individuals. Offer them tools which allow them to dialogue
in relaxed social settings. And encourage them to break bread together and
to get to know one another. While Common Tables¹ currently places primary
emphasis on North America, theirs is a truly global outreach. To date Common
Tables has received inquiries from interested organizations and individuals
in 52 countries.
The Common Ground News Service (CGNews) seeks to promote mutual
understanding and offer hope, opportunities for dialogue and constructive
suggestions that facilitate peaceful resolution of conflict. They publish
and promote articles by local and international experts on current Middle
East issues and the relationship between the West and Arab and Muslim
communities. The service is a non-profit initiative of Search for Common
Ground, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), headquartered
in Washington and Brussels, whose mission is to transform the way the world
deals with conflict - away from adversarial confrontation towards
Each week the editors select five articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict
and five on relations between the West and the global Muslim community to
distribute through CGNews.
In addition to its weekly distribution, CGNews commissions, with
Al-Hayat and United Press International as its most frequent partners,
special series on important topics such as: non-violence, the Arab Peace
Initiative, the Geneva Accords, the Greater Middle East Initiative, the
relationship between the Arab/Muslim world and the US/West, enlarging the
window of opportunity in Israeli-Palestinian relations, the dynamics of
public opinion, the role of women in US-Muslim relations, ijtihad:
interpreting Islamic law, religious revivalism in US and Muslim-majority
countries, economics and Muslim-Western relations and secularism. It also
commissions articles from young writers for a "Youth Views" column.
In Blood and Tears, their documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Isidore Rosmarin and Jeff Helmreich attempt to uncover the truth behind the hype and the headlines as they feature ministers and mullahs, fanatics and peaceniks, solders and terrorists, and the ordinary families from both sides. The film sets forth the views of Israeli and Palestinian scholars and top officials, exploring the origin of the conflict and challenging many deep-rooted myths.
The mission of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions is to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its other guiding institutions in order to achieve a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Over the years, the Council has initiated dialogues and nurtured relationships among people of difference. In doing so the Council has provided a framework for expressing many visions of a just, peaceful and sustainable future, and religious and spiritual communities have discovered a shared commitment to ethical principles. This shared commitment has opened the way for a new era of cooperative action among the world's religious and spiritual communities as well as with the world's other guiding institutions.
The Crescent Peace Society is a non-profit organization that serves as a focal point of action in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area for raising awareness of different Muslim cultures. It establishes and maintains liaisons with educational institutions, religious groups, and local media. In order to better represent the peaceful nature of Muslim cultures existing in the United States of America and around the world, the Society aims to analyze, evaluate, and respond to any local media publications or programs that misrepresent Muslim issues and cultures. Membership is open to all US residents or citizens of any religious affiliation or culture.
The world was shocked by the senseless loss of Daniel Pearl, a journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world. The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed by Danny's family and friends to continue Danny's mission and to address the root causes of this tragedy, in the spirit, style, and principles that shaped Danny's work and character. These principles include uncompromised objectivity and integrity; insightful and unconventional perspective; tolerance and respect for people of all cultures; unshaken belief in the effectiveness of education and communication; and the love of music, humor, and friendship. The story of Danny's life and death has touched thousands of people who never knew him. By developing original programs, the Daniel Pearl Foundation hopes to bring light to the world the way Danny did through his stories and music. In that spirit, the Foundation has undertaken several projects, including: World Music Day concerts promoting tolerance and respect for differences, held around the world on October 19th, Danny’s birthday, Pearl Youth Initiatives, which are journalism internships, Pearl World Youth News, an international web-based student news service run by high school students, the annual Daniel Pearl Fellowship, which brings foreign journalists to US newsrooms, media internships for Israeli and Palestinian alumni of Seeds of Peace, youth writing projects, The Daniel Pearl lecture series at UCLA and Stanford, interfaith services and The Daniel Pearl Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Understanding.
Encounter Point is a 90-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders. For 16 months, the Just Vision crew followed the stories of ordinary people who feel driven to work for an end to bloodshed and occupation in favor of peace. They traveled from Tel Mond to Tulkarem, from Hebron to Haifa, documenting the courageous, painful and moving stories of regular people who refuse to sit back as the conflict escalates. These civic leaders navigate suicide bombings and checkpoints to confront militancy on both sides, the wounded and apathetic masses. Encounter Point's Israeli/Palestinian/North American/ Brazilian production team of young women includes: director Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS), co-director Julia Bacha (co-writer/editor of the award-winning documentary, Control Room), producers Nahanni Rous and Joline Makhlouf, the first Palestinian female pilot. Encounter Point was edited in Jerusalem and Park Slope, Brooklyn, and features original music by Kareem Roustom, who combines classical Arabic melodies and instruments with traditional Jewish Klezmer to form a harmonious fusion that mirrors the subject matter.
Founded by Turkish-American Muslims of North Jersey in 2003, Interfaith Dialog Center is an Islamic organization which promotes respect and mutual understanding among all faiths and cultures through partnership with other religious and interreligious organizations, and organizing educational activities such as seminars, lectures and discussion panels. IDC started its activities by organizing short educational seminars at the conference room of Rutherford Public Library. Now IDC is operating at its physical location at 545 Interstate Place, Carlstadt, New Jersey.
The Arizona Interfaith Movement's mission is to build bridges of
understanding, respect, and support among diverse people of faith through
education, dialogue, service, and the implementation of the Golden Rule.
Their vision is to expand the Interfaith experience by bringing diverse
people of faith together to personally discover, experience and live the
richness of Interfaith dialogue, service and harmony and to begin sharing
this with the entire world. The Arizona InterFaith Movement was founded in
Phoenix in 1995 when Dr. Paul Eppinger, then Director of the Arizona
Ecumenical Council, invited representatives of all the world's great
religions in the Valley to meet in friendship and dialogue. That initial
group became the Steering Committee of what was previously known as
InterFaith Action Coalition of Arizona and is now the Board of Directors of
the Arizona InterFaith Movement.
The Institute of Interfaith Dialog (IID) grew out of the need to address the
question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" From
this question a conversation took root and began to grow. The founding
members of the IID knew from personal experience that a discussion on
religion and spirituality did not have to digress into confusion, fighting,
and anarchy. On the contrary the founding members understood that peace
could be achieved by sharing different perspectives by listening to each
other from the space of love, respect, tolerance, mercy, and compassion.
Mission of the IID
The Institute of Interfaith Dialog is a non-profit organization whose
primary goal is to help bring together the communities in order to promote
compassion, cooperation, partnership and community service through
interfaith dialog and conversation. The IID is dedicated to encouraging the
study of the global communities' spiritual traditions from the vantage point
of respect, accuracy, and appreciation.
An intrinsic aspect of the IID is to promote the study of world religions
and spiritual faiths in order to gain wisdom and knowledge so that people
will have a renewed sense of gratitude, and respect for the spiritual
beliefs they hold closest to their hearts. By being in constant
communication with other people who have different traditions from their
own, everyone has the opportunity to refine and appreciate their own beliefs
The Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) is dedicated to promoting coexistence in the Middle East through cross-cultural study and inter-religious dialogue. They believe that, rather than being the cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of solution for the conflicts that exist in the region and beyond. They do not believe in the blending of all traditions into one undifferentiated group, but in providing a table where all can come and sit in safety and ease, while being fully who they are in their respective religion. IAE change outlooks and attitudes through interactive programs such as extended weekend seminars and ongoing study groups. UNESCO has recognized the IEA as an organization contributing to the culture of peace and the global movement for a culture of peace, a United Nations initiative.
The Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis promotes peace, respect, and understanding among people of all faiths. We achieve our mission through dialogue, education, social advocacy and service programs that are uniquely interfaith. We also provide a timely public voice on issues of common concern.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of “two states for two peoples” solution. IPCRI recognizes this solution as the ultimate fulfillment of the national strategic and security interests of the two peoples. IPCRI therefore recognizes the rights of the Jewish people and the Palestinian people to fulfill their national interests within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side by side. IPCRI seeks to serve as an intellectual platform for Israelis and Palestinians (and others) to create and develop new concepts and ideas that enrich the political and public discourse in order to influence decision makers and to challenge the current political reality with the aim of advancing the political solution of two-states for two-peoples. IPCRI was launched in 1988 in order to promote dialogue at various levels between the Israeli and Palestinian societies. As such it is one of the oldest of the bridge-building initiatives.
The Interfaith Alliance is the national non-partisan advocacy voice of the interfaith movement. 150,000 members from more than 70 faith traditions promote democratic values, defend religious liberty, challenge hatred and religious bigotry and reinvigorate informed civic participation. In Washington, DC, the national office works on Capitol Hill and with the White House, in coalition with denominational bodies and other activist organizations to make sure their message is communicated. 47 local Alliances are active in their communities on local issues, carrying The Interfaith Alliance message to decision-makers, the media, and the public at large.
Reacting to religious fanaticism and the challenges of advancing and sustaining a more equitable civilization, a global interfaith movement has sprung from the grassroots of religion and spirituality. InterfaithNews.Net (INN) seeks to chronicle this movement by focusing primarily on positive interfaith and religious news, events, and resources.
Islamic Society of North America is an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.
Jam & All is a non-profit organization of Jews, Muslims, Christians and all peoples dedicated to fostering understanding, social harmony, and peace through dialogue, multicultural interaction and educational projects
Just Vision increases awareness about Palestinian and Israeli non-violent, civilian-led efforts to build a base for peace in the Middle East. They create educational resources about the spectrum of grassroots Israeli and Palestinian peace efforts through documentary film and cutting-edge interactive curricula. They connect Israeli and Palestinian civilians working for peace to one another, thereby breaking the isolation of these courageous leaders and laying the groundwork for a network for peace. They conduct strategic outreach to educate North American audiences about these efforts and about the value of peace work emanating from civil society, providing interested audiences with nonpartisan channels for getting involved. Through innovative online and face-to-face encounters, Just Vision widens the influence of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and secular advocates for peace by making their voices heard among local and North American audiences. In so doing, Just Vision offers models for hope, trust, courage and partnership — which are critical to the long-term success of any peace process.
Karamah (which means dignity in Arabic) Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is committed to supporting the rights of Muslims in the United States and internationally. They provide this support through education, grassroots advocacy and activism. One of their goals is to transform women’s status in Islamic communities, improve the treatment of women and ensure that they take an active part in governing their lives. Karamah beleives that dialogue, peaceful conflict resolution, democratic structures and active involvement can counter the destructive effects of ignorance, silence and prejudice. Karamah seeks to develop bold new strategies and programs to advance women’s human rights globally and to reach out to vulnerable Muslim communities in the United State by advocating for their civil rights. All their programs integrate a global perspective and seek to promote leadership development, especially among young Muslim women.
The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions (LISAR) opened
in July, 2005, testimony to the vision and benefactions of Sheldon and
Marianne Lubar of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Concerned about rising religious
tensions worldwide and believing Jews, Christians and Muslims to be capable
of prolonged and honest inquiry into both their common heritages and varying
perspectives, they imagined a center that would advance mutual comprehension
by mingling scholars with the general public, clergy with laity, and members
of different faith communities with citizens of Wisconsin, the United
States, and the world. Through encouraging people belonging to and/or
interested in the Abrahamic traditions to engage each other and to find out
more about both these several traditions and their intersections, LISAR is
dedicated to strengthening the values of religious pluralism so vital for
sustaining American civil society and peaceful international discourse. The
Institute's mission emerges from the intimate yet often bitter connections
that have existed historically among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. LISAR
works to create better understanding of the Abrahamic traditions and their
interrelationships by encouraging ongoing discussion of these traditions
among scholars, members of those traditions, and the general public.
Naseeb.com is an online community that connects young, educated, professional Muslims through networks of friends. The site provides a safe, discreet, and trusted environment for meeting other people with similar backgrounds. Naseeb.com is for people who are single, people who are married, and anyone who wants to make new friends or help their friends meet new people. The site can be used for personal, social, and business networking. Through Naseeb, members can find out about local events, resonate their identity through a vibrant e-zine, and proactively gain the attention of the kind of people they would like to meet.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a PBS television newsmagazine, provides insightful coverage and analysis of the news, people, events and trends behind the headlines in the world of religion and ethics. The program explores how religion shapes both national and international events, and examines the challenges raised by difficult ethical issues. Newsmakers, scholars, and historians also provide insightful perspectives in roundtable discussions. To complement the program's weekly broadcast, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly offers a website and a companion Viewers Guide. The website features individual show transcripts, an audio archive of past programs, full transcripts of interviews with notable guests, related articles dealing with significant issues in religion and ethics news, a list of related resources and an online pressroom featuring downloadable versions of the program press kit and quarterly newsletter.
The Pilgrimage Project is a new twist on this old idea – a shared pilgrimage by people of different faiths to places that have special significance for each tradition. Each pilgrimage includes pilgrims who are Jewish, Muslim and Christian, with a leader from each faith. During the ten-day journey, group discussions and personal encounters help people break down barriers and move past their fears of the unknown. Pilgrims come to understand each other’s beliefs and practices and return home better equipped to live together in our religiously diverse world.
The Pluralism Project: World Religions in America is a research project studying the new religious diversity in the United States, particularly exploring the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years. The aims of the Pluralism Project are to document and better understand the changing contours of American religious demography, to study the religious communities themselves, to explore the ramifications and implications of America's new plurality and to discern, in light of this work, the emerging meanings of religious "pluralism," both for religious communities and for public institutions.
Rumi Forum was founded in 1999, with its mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue and to provide a platform for education and information exchange. Commensurate with its mission, the Forum takes its name from the 13th. Century Sufi philosopher-poet Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi, whose reach embraced all humanity as personified by his message, ”Come, whoever you are, come…” They welcome everyone who has a desire to explore ‘the other' in the spirit of mutual respect and tolerance.
Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. From 46 Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian teenagers in 1993, the organization still focuses on the Middle East but has expanded its programming to include young leaders from South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans. Its leadership network now encompasses over 2,500 young people from four conflict regions. This comprehensive system allows participants to develop empathy, respect, and confidence as well as leadership, communication and negotiation skills -- all critical components that will facilitate peaceful coexistence for the next generation.
Speaking of Faith, hosted by Krista Tippett, is public radio's weekly conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas. It is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Speaking of Faith does not always have "religion" itself as a subject. Week after week, it grapples with themes of American life — asking how perspectives of faith might distinctively inform and illuminate our public reflection.
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding works to defuse verbal and physical violence perpetrated in the name of religion, addressing the sensitive and timely issues in interreligious relations. In order to most effectively leverage their assets and achieve their objectives, the Tanenbaum Center works in partnership with many organizations, foundations and corporations committed to the process of preventing and resolving conflicts.
The mission of the Temple of Understanding is to achieve peaceful coexistence among individuals, communities, and societies through interfaith education. Our programs emphasize experiential knowledge and dialogue as a means of connecting people of all ages across a spectrum of religious traditions.
The Islam Project is a multimedia effort aimed at schools, communities, and individuals who want a clearer understanding of Islam.The project comprises two PBS documentaries, a vibrant community engagement campaign, and an ambitious educational effort. While there is no shortage of classroom materials on Islam, surveys of teachers suggest that there are few resources that penetrate the monolithic concept of Islam to present the extraordinary diversity found in the world's Muslim communities--diversity that is cultural, political, ideological, and even religious. Equally important, there seem to be few resources designed to help teachers answer students' questions, in the present political environment, about the nature of Islam and its role in the world in which they live. And finally, teachers have told us that they need materials to increase student sensitivity to, and understanding of, Islam as it is woven through America's rich multicultural fabric. These issues are not confined to the classroom. All over America, Muslims and non-Muslims alike share these concerns. The Islam Project is conceived in part in the belief that accurate information, representing a spectrum of perspectives, is the most effective antidote to fear and misunderstanding.
The Families Forum is the operational apparatus of the Parents’ Circle organization. Its members include hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families who have lost, as a result of the Israeli-Arab conflict, a first-degree family member. These families have accepted the principles and objectives of the Forum, which acts to prevent further bereavement threatening the Israeli society and the peoples in the region as a result of the absence of peace. The Forum members believe in putting an end to occupation, in the termination of hostility and in achieving a political settlement agreed upon by all sides. They advocate reconciliation and communication between the two peoples and seek to develop mutual consideration and respect of each others' national and legitimate aspirations. The Forum acts to influence, through various means, the public and policy makers to prefer the way of peace to that of war; to adopt moves towards mutual reconciliation; to deepen education to democracy and to internalize awareness against the use of bereavement to deepen hostility between peoples. Over the years the Forum's members have met and had discussions with prominent members of the Israeli and Palestinian leadership as well as with world leaders and statesmen. Members of the Forum partake in joint Israeli-Palestinian seminars and engage in educational activities in high schools.
This documentary, Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, compares the three religions, illustrating the similarities and differences between their religious beliefs and practices. It also examines how people of good will in the Abrahamic faith communities are coming to terms with historical conflicts that impact their lives today, the crisis of the fundamentalist approach to religious pluralism and the tearing down of barriers to understanding and respect.
The Village Square, based in Tallahassee, Florida, is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. They are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.
United Religions Initiative was founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence. Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 50 countries representing more that 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions.
Religions for Peace - USA gathers representatives of religious communities in the U.S.; promotes multi-religious cooperation for peace and justice; builds on the spiritual, human, and institutional resources of its communities; enhances mutual understanding; and acts for the common good.
Hartford Seminary and the Hartford Institute for Religion Research is focused on interfaith relations, congregational studies and faith in practice. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research has a 30-year record of rigorous, policy-relevant research, anticipation of emerging issues and commitment to the creative dissemination of learning. This record has earned the Institute an international reputation as an important bridge between the scholarly community and the practice of faith.