Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 12, NewGround joins those around the world in reflection and remembrance on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more about "One in Thirty" here. (more…)
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Young Leaders in Action

Over the past few months NewGround and The Righteous Conversations Projects have been hosting digital storytelling workshops for this years MAJIC Change-Makers.  The workshops are designed to engage NewGround's High School Leadership Council in a creative process culminating in a trio of films. Enjoy this selection of photos from the sessions.       All photos by Righteous Conversations Project/Elai Shaine
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Meeting the Moment Podcast

NewGround Board Member, community leader, and communications strategist Edina Lekovic has recently launched her podcast Meeting the Moment. The podcast explores our capacity to dig deep and step up during the most challenging moments in our lives.
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Event: Death Over Dinner

The 2018 NewGround Changemaker Fellows invite you to the first Death over Dinner: Jewish-Muslim Edition on Sunday, April 15. Death Over Dinner is a national project to bring people together over text and food to discuss death and dying. In recent years, Reboot partnered with Death Over Dinner to create Death Over Dinner: The Jewish Edition. "As NewGround Changemaker Fellows, we are taking the model and adding more spice, integrating the Muslim perspective to the table and conversation, hence the "Jewish-Muslim" Edition. C
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Guest Speaker: Gary Mason

On February 27, we welcomed, Gary Mason, a Methodist clergy person, who has spent 27 years in Belfast dedicated to facilitating the peace process in Northern Ireland. NewGround Fellowship alumni and friends got together with Gary on Tuesday, February 27, to learn how to engage with people who are at extreme ends of the spectrum and how to move from violence to connection. Gary has lectured in political, religious and academic forums throughout Europe, South Africa, the Midd
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Jewish Journal Feature

Earlier this week, The Jewish Journal published an article highlighting NewGround's Trail Blazer Award Dinner.  We would like share a special thank you with the author Ryan Torok, and with The Jewish Journal, for covering the impactful event. Read the full article here!
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Panel on Religion and More

In late January, NewGround had the honor of joining the University of Southern California for a panel on religion, civic communication, and storytelling.  Aziza Hasan, representing NewGround, spoke alongside many other faith leaders. Aziza provided insight on the critical nature of forming interfaith and intercultural communities: "We can form community around each other to make really difficult conversations possible. Thats why I do NewGround. This softness in the window is what NewGround creates."  
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NewGround and Pluralism

Check out board members Edina Lekovic and Brie Loskota in a publication released today by The Aspen Institute on how NewGround occupies an important role in this incredibly important conversation on pluralism. Pluralism in Peril, a new report by the Inclusive America Project, addresses how our nation can maintain its historical commitment to embracing people of all faith backgrounds against a backdrop of polarization. Religious pluralism may be under threat, but effective tools and strategies are available to defenders of this core American value. Pluralism in Peril offers guidance to community and interfaith leaders, youth-serving organ
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Aziza at Temple Emanuel

Executive Director, Aziza Hasan, presented at Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills. Speaking on NewGround's Two Faiths One Prayer video, Aziza talked about the power of Muslims and Jews standing side by side in authentic prayer. Watch 
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Hilton Foundation

NewGround Executive Director, Aziza Hasan attended the 2017 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium on October 11. In a session with Deepak Chopra, he discussed transcending divide by sharing stories and connecting to values like love, compassion & healing. NewGround's Spotlight Storytelling event on November 14th does exactly that! Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Muslim and Jewish storytellers, connecting to values that matter to us all. Buy your tickets here. #IGotURBack
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