Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Support Samir's Efforts

There is a growing number of wonderfully hopeful Muslims, Jews, and Christians who believe (more deeply and passionately than extremists ever can) that their faith can be a source of wisdom and inspiration for turning the world around. But who is standing in their corner? Who is helping them? In times past, too many of us have been “peace wishers,” waiting for the world to change. It’s time to push back against the dark side of all religious traditions. Let’s find, protect, and support the peacemakers among “us,” and among “them.”

- from FAITHHOUSE blog

What Samir is suggesting through his community might just be a beautiful answer to moving beyond "mere co-existence" as I have talked about along this trip with people.

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