Common Ground Newsbulletin: 27 November 2012

Dear HumanDHS Friends

Inside this edition 27 November – 03 December 2012

In the midst of combat, Israelis and Palestinian march for ceasefire
by Yonathan Listik
In the midst of devastating violence between Hamas and Israel, a group of former Israeli and Palestinian combatants came together to advocate non-violently for a ceasefire, writes Yonathan Listik, a member of Combatants for Peace.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 November 2012)

UK event draws questions on faith
by Jessica Abrahams
The UK is often hailed as a multicultural society, but people from diverse backgrounds rarely have the chance to meet and exchange their stories. Through an Urban Dialogues event put on by the Three Faiths Forum (3FF), individuals of different faiths used art to generate public discussion on religion.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 November 2012)

Muslim American women reclaim their narrative
by Shazia Kamal
As Muslims living in the United States work to reclaim the narrative of Islam, women have been crucial in reaching across faith lines and initiating dialogue, writes Shazia Kamal, associate editor for
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 November 2012)

1001 reasons for Muslim pride
by Lucy Chumbley
Why are the impacts of Islam on Western civilization absent from the history books? At two museums in Washington, DC, exhibitions that highlight the contributions of Muslims are a source of pride for Muslim visitors, writes freelance journalist Lucy Chumbley.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 November 2012)

Islam through the eyes of children
by Hena Khan
Are young American schoolchildren receiving positive messages about Islam? Hena Khan, author of several Muslim-themed picture books, reflects on the ways in which children’s books can contribute to a culture of diversity and understanding.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 November 2012)

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