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Forum to Focus on Importance of Interfaith Relations with Rise in Bigotry, Intolerance, & White Nationalism


June 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

– Galatians 5:14

Our Bible is full of references to welcoming the stranger, summed up in this quote from Galatians. On Sunday, June 13, co-authors Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby will be our guest speakers at the Adult Forum, introducing and discussing their new book We Refuse To Be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace One Friendship At A Time.

Their book is a manifesto by two American citizens, a Muslim woman and Jewish man, concerned with the rise of intolerance and bigotry in our country along with resurgent white nationalism. They have learned that, through face-to-face encounters, people of all backgrounds can come to know the Other as a fellow human being and turn her or him into a trusted friend. In this book, they share their experience and guidance.

“As members of the two largest minority faith communities in America, we must stand together at a portentous moment in American history. Neither of our communities will be able to prosper in an America characterized by xenophobia and bigotry.”

– Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby

We also draw your attention to a recent article the authors wrote that appeared in the April 22 Wall Street Journal “Biden’s Refugee Decision Is a Moral One: Jews, Muslims and Christians have a shared imperative to welcome the stranger.”

Please join us on June 13 for this important conversation. For those interested in reading the book in advance of the Forum, it is available on Amazon for $27.99 Hardcover and $18.99 Kindle.