Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jerusalem, July 2010

Here are two photos I took last month in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. I believe they are a true indication of the possibility for reconciliation among the faiths - as well as the sense of security that is pervasive throughout the Old City these days. Tourism is thriving, and no one wants to see that stop. Behind the headlines, there is a sense that the Jerusalem of Dreams could still become reality. Reconciliation, to some degree, is still possible. Which is why I am glad that many Jews here in the New York area spoke out in support of the construction of a mosque in downtown New York. A mosque that promotes an undistorted Islam could be helpful in promoting interfaith reconciliation.

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