Interfaith

Jewish-Arab musical comes to UK

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

Haifa students, both Jews and Arabs, have embarked on an ambitious joint project - and they are bringing it to the UK. Around 40 young Arab and Jewish Israelis have written their own musical, based on the Broadway show A Chorus Line.

Their version, Step by Step, is performed in Hebrew, English and Arabic, and set on a bare stage as members audition for a new show.

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Islamic student head calls for co-operation

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

Jewish and Muslim students must work together to tackle antisemitism and Islamophobia and should embrace "reconciliation", according to the president of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (Fosis).

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Healthy dialogue has to reach outer limits

By Dave Rich, March 1, 2012

A seminar at Birkbeck College, University of London, last week, showed how constructive dialogue can be held between people with deeply opposing views, while also proving that dialogue has limits to be defended.

Organised by the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, the seminar, Muslims and Jews: Citizenship, Identity and Prejudice in Europe, the US and Israel, covered the portrayal of

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"I'm not Jewish but my partner is"

January 19, 2012

Trish and Tod Saltzman belong to both a church and a synagogue. "It was really difficult on Sundays," said Mrs Saltzman, who was brought up Methodist, "because there is Sunday school and cheder and we had to decide what to do for our three children".

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Mixed-faith couples welcome Romain's discussion forum

By Jessica Elgot, January 19, 2012

Two Jewish women in relationships with vicars, and gay Jewish and Muslim couples, were among a substantially increased turnout at Rabbi Jonathan Romain's annual seminar for mixed-faith couples.

More than 100 people participated in the "I'm Jewish, My Partner Isn't" event at the Sternberg Centre, Finchley, on Sunday, travelling from as far afield as Glasgow and Nottingham.

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The biggest mitzvah

January 5, 2012

A northern interfaith initiative has won the JC's Mitzvah Day competition.

Entrants were asked to explain why their particular project had made a significant impact.

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Blair and Boris praise faiths unity

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have lauded the interfaith aspect of Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day marks the start of the national Interfaith Week and Mr Blair praised the notion of "Jews working with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Baha'is to go out into their communities to help clean up the area".

Mr Johnson said such co-operation was a "fantastic example of what can happen when people put

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Chief Rabbi opens week of interfaith activity

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2011

The Chief Rabbi was joined by dignitaries from several faiths in marking the start of the annual Interfaith Week at a ceremony in London on Tuesday.

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Interfaith takes on business

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

Organisers of a new business network for Muslims and Jews in Manchester claim that it will change the image of interfaith work.

More than 50 business people from both communities are to attend an event at the Manchester Conference Centre on November 20, which will provide a master-class on networking together with stalls promoting businesses, from an Islamic finance group to a Jewish-owned IT f

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Full Marks for Mitzvah Day ambition

November 3, 2011

In a further expansion of Mitzvah Day volunteering and bridge-building, a major focus of the 2011 event on November 20 will be forging bonds with Muslims, which founder Laura Marks hopes will be long-lasting.

Ms Marks sees Mitzvah Day as the "push" organisations need to get involved in interfaith activities - and the day coincides with the start of Interfaith Week.

"Obviously, anything possi

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