FAITH President Mark L. Winer Becomes
|“Our Shared Holy Land” is an equally
Muslim and Christian and Jewish pilgrimage
to what all three Abrahamic religions regard as Holy Land.
Together, we will envision the dream of a “shared Holy Land” and the
sometimes harsh realities in the State of Israel and Palestinian Authority.
Together, we will visit religious sites sacred to one or more of the three Abrahamic faiths, experience each other in worship on our three different sabbath days, explore distinctive opposing narratives about the same events, and confront conflicts among our Muslim, Christian, and Jewish co-religionists living there.
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In the news:
Winning Friends of Other Faiths-
Dealing with anti-Islamic prejudice plays the principal role in most Muslims' lives, as dealing with anti-Semitism once did in ours. When Jews protest Islamophobia, we can build friendships.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
American-born Rabbi honored by Queen Elizabeth II
Queen names former White Plains rabbi to Order of the British Empire
The Jewish Week:
Praise For An American in London
Read more in this news release PDF!
How Does Peace Happen?
Peace can happen when Palestinian Arab teenagers and Israeli Jewish teenagers play soccer on the same team.
In its first year (2011-2012), KickStart Peace combined teenage Arab boys from the Arab town of Abu Ghosh with an equal number of Jewish boys from the neighboring Jewish boarding school of Kiryat Yearim, under an Arab coach and a Jewish coach.
The two communities hired the coaches. FAITH engaged a Jewish youth worker and an Arab youth worker to work with the boys and their families through the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI). The Arab and Jewish boys on the KickStart Peace team learned to build peace.
Sharing their languages of Arabic and Hebrew, exchanging home visits, learning about each others' religions, the teenagers became ambassadors of peace, as well as outstanding soccer players, winning first place in their league!
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