In Dispute, Cultures Meet

March 1, 2006

Author: Charles A. Radin

Source: The Boston Globe

A bitter battle over a Roxbury mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has deeply chilled Muslim-Jewish relations in Boston. But elsewhere in the region, interfaith activities and thoughtful dialogue between the two groups are blossoming, according to imams, rabbis, and lay people from both communities.

And while construction of the Islamic Society's large $24.5 million mosque and cultural center proceeds at a snail's pace, other Islamic mosques, schools, and community centers -- some modest, others richly appointed -- are opening in Revere, Billerica, Brighton, and other communities.