We Refuse to be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace One Friendship at a Time
The Peace Islands Institute of New York, a nonprofit devoted to promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue, partners with the Woodlands Community Temple to hold a special event on November 7, 2021 at 4:30-5:30 PM over Zoom.
Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby, authors of We Refuse to be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace One Friendship at a Time will be speaking at the event.
Growing up in Pakistan before she immigrated to the United States, Sabeeha never met a Jew, and her view was colored by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his youth, Walter never met a Muslim, and his opinion was shaped by Leon Uris's Exodus. Yet together they have formed a friendship and collaboration. Tapping their own life stories and entering into dialogue, they explain how they have found commonalities between their respective faiths and discuss shared principles and lessons, how their perceptions of the Other have evolved, and the pushback they faced. They wrestle with Israeli-Palestinian conflict and polarizing material in religious texts and history. And they offer us a shared vision for reconciliation.
This event is free and open to the public. Register for the event here