These featured peacemaking musicians reflect the diversity of the Abrahamic faiths: Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow, Matisyahu, Emmanuel Jai, & Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens.
Moses Montefiore (1784-1885)
Moses Montefiore was a famous 19th-Century British Jewish philanthropist who used his wealth to advocate for fair treatment of religious minorities.
Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786)
Moses Mendelssohn was an 18th-Century German-Jewish philosopher and a giant in the intellectual growth of European Jewish culture.
Bruce Feiler (b. 1964)
Bruce Feiler is a freelance journalist and writer of spiritual travelogues. He has written two books drawing connections between the three Abrahamic faiths.
Victor Luitpold Berger (1860-1929)
Victor Luitpold Berger was a nonviolent Socialist activist who was elected into Congress in 1910. He was indicted under the Espionage Act for anti-militaristic views. The case against him was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court.
Siegfried Sassoon was a leading British WWI poet who used stark realism to describe the horror and misery of the war. He also greatly influenced the writings of Wilfred Owen.
News from Berlin: The House of One
The House of One is a building project in Berlin that will house a synagogue, a mosque, and a church under one roof. Building is set to begin in 2016.
Joseph H. Gelberman
Rabbi Joseph Gelberman helped form a seminary for people of all religions. He worked as a therapist and served as a rabbi at various synagogues in New York.
Martin Buber was a Jewish philosopher and theologian who had a profound impact on both Jewish and Christian thinking. He embodied the ideal of dialogue and understanding between people of different faiths and even conflicting interests. He felt that faith could play a positive role in creating a more humane world.
Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl whose diary told the story of her and her family hiding from the Nazis during Hitler’s reign. Her diary expressed a horror beyond words and at the same time brought a brilliantly simple articulation of hope to so many in despair.