Interfaith conf. to bring Jews, Muslims together in Ukraine
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
June 29, 2011 13:10
Young Jewish and Muslim adults from 25 countries including Israel, Pakistan and Nigeria will convene in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev July 3rd for an interfaith seminar aimed at fighting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. “The Conference 2010 clarified that that the next generation of Muslims and Jews in the world is eager for dialogue and constructive contact,” said Ilja Sichrovsky, founder and secretary general of the Muslim Jewish Conference.
“We are determined to keep providing a true chance for them to talk to each other instead of about each other,” Sichrovsky said.
The 2nd annual Muslim Jewish Conference is organized by members of the Jewish community of Austria and mostly funded by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Ukraine Jewish Committee.