Interfaith Service Learning: A New Model for Muslim-Jewish Dialogue?

By Nathan Martin

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2007

The author discusses the importance and role of Jewish-Muslim interfaith engagement through service as a new and vital opportunity to reduce the separation of Jewish and Muslim communities on college campuses and other venues. The author elaborates on different aspects of one service-learning trip, including planning the trip, facilitating dialogue, and conflicts associated with programming for Jewish and Muslim rituals. The author concludes by mentioning how successful the first trip was and asserts that while the program was created for the college campus, with some alterations it could be applied to different settings.

Topic: College Organizations, Islam, Community Relations, Volunteerism, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Service, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Discourse and Dialogue

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Potok, Rena

Volume/Issue: vol.72/no.1

Page Number(s): 26 - 34

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: 0034-1495

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Martin, Nathan. Interfaith Service Learning: A New Model for Muslim-Jewish Dialogue?. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2007: 26 - 34.


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