Thanks for the note today. For the last eight years i have been part of a number of interfaith groups with my special focus on Jewish Muslim dialogue. We are in the process of deepening the dialogue between members of Temple B'nai Torah, a reform congregation and IMAN a Muslim Shiite community. Twenty Jews and Muslims will be meeting for the 2nd time amidst the Gazan Israeli crisis.
My strategy is to:
1. To demonstrate to our Muslim friends that there are Jews both here in Seattle and in Israel that want a peace with dignity for all.
2. Link up with Groups such as your Mepeace.org and Gershon Baskins group to support your efforts. I have not had any success in getting a response from anyone in his group.
I believe the asynchronous exchange of notes between hundreds of people is a positive first step. However it is also important to establish "Synchronous" points so that we can do specific things in concert.
Please let us know how groups like my own can promote your efforts to bring attention to what needs to be done.
What is the relationship between your group and Gershon's group? Please pass this note to him.