Day 11 - Interfaith

Day 11 - Interfaith Creating dialogue and joint action for peace at the grassroots

Yesterday, we shared how interfaith work has been developing at an official level.  But for much longer there have been grassroots interfaith initiatives in Israel/Palestine.   One grassroots group is the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel lead by Rabbi Ron Kronish.   Here is a link to the Council’s website: http://english.icci.org.il/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=141 

One of the efforts in which ICCI has been involved is the "Oasis of Peace," an interfaith village.  Here is a report on Oasis that appeared last fall on PBS's Religion and Ethics Weekly:    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/september-23-2011/interfaith-village-in-israel/9578/

In the larger context, interfaith organizations are only a small piece of the religious landscape.  Their witness is encouraging.