Saving Each Other, Saving Ourselves

By Eboo Patel

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2007

The author explores the changing role of Islam in the U.S. and the importance of how the next generation of American Muslims can help revitalize Islam for the better. The author includes anecdotes of meetings and experiences with Imam Feisal where he discusses the future of Islam and how American Muslims should be concerned with the future of the U.S. as much as glorious past of Islam. The author also elaborates on the role of Interfaith Dialogue in affirming that understanding other people's views is a core value of both Judaism and Islam. The author concludes by questioning the meaning of pluralism in today's world where divisions are strong and he asserts that saving each other may be the only way to save ourselves.

Topic: Islam, Pluralism, Community Relations, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Discourse and Dialogue, Diversity

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Potok, Rena

Volume/Issue: vol.72/no.1

Page Number(s): 37 - 41

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: 0034-1495

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Patel, Eboo. Saving Each Other, Saving Ourselves. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2007: 37 - 41.


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