Dialogue Effort is Largest of its Kind

December 16, 2007

Author: Sandi Dolbee

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune


AN DIEGO – In what is being described as the first such effort of its kind, two major Jewish and Muslim groups will launch “serious education programs” in the United States and Canada aimed at bridging a divide formed from centuries of animosity over land, politics and religion.

“When we are killing each other in the name of God, sensible religious people have an obligation to do something about it,” Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said yesterday to about 5,000 Reform Jews gathered at the San Diego Convention Center for the group's biennial conference.