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Muslim and Jewish students building a culture of mutual respect

February 1, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Mus­lim and Jew­ish stu­dents will come togeth­er to make lunch for the home­less on Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 2 as part of a new ini­tia­tive to make inter­faith coop­er­a­tion between the com­mu­ni­ties a pri­or­i­ty. The new ini­tia­tive is called the Tzeda­ka-Sadaqah Project.

The project explores how Jew­ish and Mus­lim faith com­mit­ments and philo­soph­i­cal val­ues can inspire each oth­er to build a cul­ture of reli­gious plu­ral­ism and mutu­al respect, cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment where peo­ple see sim­i­lar­i­ties, estab­lish con­nec­tions and cel­e­brate dif­fer­ence. As stu­dents pre­pare the meals, there will be an oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet and learn about the faith based roots of human­i­tar­i­an work in both tra­di­tions, as well as some of the issues sur­round­ing pover­ty and home­less­ness in Toron­to.


WHAT: Lunch Mak­ing for the Home­less

When: 11:30 a.m., Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 2, 2010

Where: Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir­cle, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Tal Shachar

Avi Shack