Muslims & Jews

Muslims & Jews

A Global Movement of Reconciliation

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in partnership with Islamic Society of North America and the Religious Action Center of the Union of Reform Judaism urge mosques and synagogues and Muslim and Jewish organizations in North America and around the world to take part in the 6th Annual Weekend of Twinning and, by doing so, to Stand Up for the Other.

Participants in twinning events in many cities will form permanent committees fight Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Each of these committees will decide what action to take in the event of hate crimes or incitement against one community or the other. Narrated by Alex Safos. Produced and Directed by Unity Productions Foundation in partnership with the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Racial Healing & Reconciliation

Racial Healing & Reconciliation

Produced by Boston Public Health Commission, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, The Kellogg Foundation and Intercultural Productions. For the last two years, we have been humbled to bear witness to an incredible youth racial healing project in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. As an approach to improving community health, the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center brought together 16 youth, half of whom identify as white and half of whom identify as people of color, to participate in a year-long racial healing and reconciliation process. Through readings, racial affinity groups, workshops, healing circles and speak outs, the youth are challenged to move beyond purely intellectual conversations about race and racism and are supported by each other and a team of community organizers and social workers, to experience the feelings that come up when we talk about racism and understand the ways it shapes our existence. The youth invited a camera to follow some of their activities, community teachings, and an emotional speak out activity. 

Please take 15mins to watch this video and allow yourself to have, and even express, the feelings that come up. That is their charge to us. Racial healing is the work required for and by each of us so we can live into our full humanity. 

"Racial equity is about the system, racial healing is about the individual. This is what America Healing is about." -- Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center.

NDR Introduction

NDR Introduction

The National Day of Reconciliation (NDR) is founded on the idea that Americans are tired of a never ending political season, the sharpness of the rhetoric and divisiveness exhibited by our elected officials on virtually every issue.

NDR comes out of a personal interest in finding solutions to the problems, divisions and brutality we find online and off virtually every day. The ideas represented here come in the form of tools for reconciliation supplied by a variety of groups, secular and non-secular. And it is our desired to have more and more groups agree that we need to find common ground without recrimination or blame. 

Please take a moment on November 9, 2016 to breathe, and begin the process of reconciliation with those that have offended, belittled or those with whom disagreements on policy questions have caused your friendship to fail. Get back to what you have in common instead of what separates you.