Interfaith Studies: Working to Unite Muslims , Christians, and Jews

What is the injustice we are solving?
Through this program we hope to educate our peers about our religions and the cultural traditions associated with them. We will lead visits to the Jewish Museum and other religiously significant sites as well as make presentations on the current state of our religions in the United States. In the current political climate, religion is a constant topic of conversation, so it is vital to share our perspectives with one another to enter those challenging conversations prepared. We hope that by sharing information about our religions we promote equality, erase stereotypes, and create a mutual understanding within our larger community.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
Religious Intolerance
we will address
Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Religious Intolerance as a whole (on a small, local scale)
by
Engaging in conversation in order to eliminate stereotypes
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Adrian B.

February 12, 2018

Hi Emi!

Thanks so much for posting this project! As part of the process of completing peacemaking projects, Peace First staff give formal feedback on important steps of your project. One of those steps is the compassionate insight.

I love the insight that you have here, and the project ideas you have! Religious intolerance is a deeply important issue. One of the causes of religious intolerance can be a lack of understanding, and sometimes conversations help with that. We encourage everyone who is at this stage of their project to work towards deepening their understanding of the injustice they're focusing on.

Why do you think religious intolerance happens? It can be helpful to talk to people who experience this injustice, people who cause this injustice, and people who are already working to solve this injustice. While your insight is clear and logical as it stands, I would strongly encourage you to do interviews with each of those groups--it will enrich your project in lots of ways! Here are some resources on how to do that: https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion

Thanks again, and I'm excited to see where this project goes!

Best,
Adrian
Fish S.

January 23, 2018

Emi, thanks for sharing this project! This is really exciting. I agree that religious tolerance is, sadly, a really timely issue -- and that education is often one of the best ways to reduce stereotypes and promote understanding.

Sounds like you have a lot of great ideas for best ways to educate your peers. Do you have a plan for how you're going to implement those this spring? Or is that something we can help with? We have some tools (peacefirst.org/resources) and can answer any questions you have.

Looking forward to helping you build tolerance!