Jews, Muslims Bond Over Shared Values


Date posted: August 14, 2013

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Rabbis for Human Rights: “We have to understand that we have common issues in our communities that we can work together to improve our schools, we can work together for immigration reform and that these are issues of shared concern that are things we feel passionately about.”

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster believes that Jews and Muslims should respect one another, and need to co-operate, for the sake of peace.

Imam Abdullah Antepli promotes mutual work between Jewish and Muslim students at Duke University.

Imam Abdullah T. Antepli, Chaplain, Duke University, NC: “It was the Jewish community on campus who helped us build a halal kitchen because they already established a kosher kitchen. When we were negotiating our dietary restrictions, our prayer regulations, looking for a space for Muslim community to congregate, only the Jewish community understood us because the religious, cultural, spiritual needs are very very similar.”

Hayrunnisa Kalac, Young Peace Builders Club, Brooklyn Amity School: “We are a group of Turkish Muslims from the Amity School and Jewish Americans from the Kings Bay Y Cultural Center and we get together like every two weeks or so to explore our commonalities and differences and to get to know each other.”

Hayrunnisa Kalac is a student at Brooklyn Amity School and a member of the Young Peace Builders club.

Hayrunnisa Kalac, Young Peace Builders Club, Brooklyn Amity School: “We’ve had several meetings. We went on a trip to Boston together. We went to a Turkish family’s house and ate dinner. We also went to a Jewish family’s house and we celebrated Hannukah.”

Their efforts were highlighted in local newspapers.

Hayrunnisa Kalac, Young Peace Builders Club, Brooklyn Amity School: “So we come together to talk about our commonalities, to get to know each other and not hate each other, to love each other because that’s our main value I believe.”

Imam Abdullah T. Antepli, Chaplain, Duke University, NC: “Only in those kind of meaningful friendships that the beautiful, ethical, moral messages of these both Abrahamic traditions, the message of peace, the message of living together, the culture of coexistence comes together.”

Source: Gulen for World Peace


Related News

Leaked emails reveal Erdoğan’s son-in-law’s team fabricated news against Gülen in US

An email included in Wikileaks’ Monday publication of the leaked emails of Berat Albayrak, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law and Turkey’s minister of energy, shows that Albayrak fabricated news with pro-government people in the United States in order to defame the Gülen movement in the US media.

Erdogan blackmails President-Elect Trump

“Turkey desperately wants the U.S. government to extradite an imam [Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen],” Maddow explained. “They [the U.S.] have said that they are not extraditing him. But if that’s what you wanted, what if you could squeeze the personal financial interests of the American president as a way to get what you want from the American government?”

Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

The Alliance for Shared Values strongly condemns the slaying of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is heartbreaking to see the loss of young, innocent lives and to see the assault on peace and tolerance we so cherish in the U.S. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.

Arrest of Kanter’s father underscores deepening tensions between U.S., Turkey

Turkey’s ability to stop Kanter from living in the U.S. or playing in the NBA is basically non-existent. The U.S. won’t allow Turkey to extradite him. But Erdoğan’s government has an ulterior motive in attempting to intimidate Kanter. “The point of this exercise is to let Turks around the world know that none of them are safe, that they should not speak out against the government,” Joshua Landis said.

Has Turkey arrested Christian to exchange for Fethullah Gülen?

Turkey’s Erdogan regime has arrested an American pastor whom they could use in a possible exchange for the Turkish Muslim cleric they want to extradite from the United States. The Muslim Fethullah Gülen is accused by the Erdogan regime to be the mastermind behind the latest failed-military-coup intending to depose the president.

Symposium concludes: Hizmet (Gulen) Movement Contributes to World Peace

Professors said that Hizmet is an anti-violence group that uses education and dialogue to achieve its goals. One of the highlights of the symposium was Dr. Martha Kirk’s presentation called Iraqi Women of Three Generations. There are 32 Hizmet schools in Iraq and she said these institutions teach Iraqi women self confidence.

Latest News

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

Bulgaria, the state sentenced to compensate Turkish journalist

64-year-old bedridden woman in 17th month of her imprisonment on “terror” charges

An ‘impossible’ choice: Leave 5-year-old son in foster care or risk being tortured

In Case You Missed It

Egyptian scholar Muhammad Imara: Hira Magazine building bridges in Islamic world

Academic Freedom in Turkey Under Seige

Students from Turkish schools return to Romania with three medals

Kimse Yok Mu continues its aid for Bosnian flood victims

Mind-polluting leaks about Hizmet movement

European court says Turkey’s Ergenekon arrests legal

Opposition deputy seeks answers on gov’t ban on Kimse Yok Mu

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News