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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Interfaith Affairs

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Interfaith Affairs

Balancing Minority Identities
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

By Tony J. Westbrook, Jr. “So, you’re Jewish? Like full on Jewish? Like Drake.—Jewish? Funny, you don’t look Jewish.” These are the types of comments I often hear when interacting with new people. I am often surprised by the number of people that feel compelled to ask me if I am Jewish, as if it […]

Selma, 50 Years Later: What Can You Do to Mark this Occasion?
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Next weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. On March 7, 1965, civil rights leaders led 600 peaceful marchers from Selma towards Montgomery, AL in pursuit of voting rights, but were stopped after just six blocks. The marchers were brutally attacked by police as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Images of the confrontation […]

Finding Hope for International Religious Freedom Amidst More Acts of Violence
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

The news from around the world has recently been filled with visible and violent instances of religiously-targeted violence. Just last week, as many as 250 gravestones were vandalized in a cemetery in Eastern France, an area that used to have a large Jewish population. The Jewish community in France has seen this as a reminder […]

Moments of Shared Celebration
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar (chodesh tov!) and Chinese New Year (xin nian kuai le!). We should never lose sight of our responsibilities to and our place in the global community, but when these celebratory days coincide, we are reminded even more of how important it is to find opportunities for dialogue and connection. Two […]