NewGround on BuzzFeed and CCF

Videos"A priest, a rabbi, and an imam get together..." With over 1,000,000+ views, check out the latest BuzzFeed video featuring NewGround Board member Rabbi Susan Goldberg; MAJIC Advisory Board member, Jihad Turk; and Reverend Francisco Garcia. The religious leaders got together on camera to discuss their religious stances

TEDx & PBS feature NewGround

TEDx & PBS NewGroud Executive Director Aziza Hasan's TEDx Talk Now Available Online HERE! Watch how Aziza shares transformative stories
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BuzzFeed Highlights Change-makers

Have you seen it yet? Check out our BuzzFeed video HERE. Find our NewGround change-makers Saaliha Khan, staff member, Marwa Abdelghani,  MAJIC alum and community outreach fellow at MPAC, and Tom Earl, spoken word poet, community educator & MAJIC speaker. The video has over 15 million views and counting!  SK BuzzFeed
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Harvard’s Diana Eck Recognizes NewGround

deHarvard's Diana Eck Recognizes NewGround World-renowned scholar, Diana L. Eck from Harvard University Pluralism Project recognizesNewGround in the latest issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue on pages 57-58 in an article titled "
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NewGround at Parliament of World’s Religions

parliament NewGround Presenting at Parliament of the World's Religions A group of NewGround alumni will present at the Parliament of the World's Religions Conference to be held in Salt Lake City with over 10,000 people coming together from all over the world! . What is the Parliament of the World's Religions?    The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. The first Parliament took place in 1893. Since then, this historic event has taken place in Chicago, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne, Australia, and now in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its mission is to promote understanding, cooperation, and collaboration among religious communities. 
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NewGround at Adat Chaverim

FarazChange-makers, Faraz and Eliyahu, Represent NewGround at Adat Chaverim "It was enriching to learn about the transformative experiences Eli and Faraz have had with NewGround. Their willingness to go beyond the normal “safe talk” of interfaith dialogue and navigate polarizing issues in a dignified way is truly inspiring. They taught us that understanding another’s point of view requires deep and mutual respect. The work they are doing is greatly needed in our diverse and often contentious cultural climate." -Jonathan Friedmann, Adat Chaverim
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Change-makers Achieving the Impossible Dream

Listening and Achieving the Impossible Dream by Abigail Barash Muslim and Jewish Young Adults Forge Community in Los Angeles Can Jews and Muslims actually get along? For the average American, plagued by widespread misinformation and skewed biases from the media, this might seem nearly impossible. In light of the ubiquitous news of conflict in the Middle East, coexistence between these two faith traditions is often perceived as a lost cause. However, here in the Southern California a number of Jewish and Muslim communities are working in harmony towards peace and understanding. 4385896
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Wrestling Jerusalem

IMG_1505 NewGround Change-makers at Wrestling Jerusalem: NewGround Facilitator, Ramin Nematollahi, Speaks on a Panel at the Pico Union Project: Wrestling Jerusalem is a dynamic one-man play tackling the very complex discussion on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict through the eyes of numerous characters created by Aaron Davidman. The play exemplified the power and sanctity of listening. Listening to different ideas, different views, and different people, all seemingly looking for a solution, perhaps being the solution. I had the honor and privilege of serving on a discussion panel to reflect on the play. I spoke about the correlation between NewGround'smission of transforming communities by bringing together Jewish and Muslim change
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Remembering our Change-maker, Dr. Maher Hathout

Dr. H Remembering and Honoring Our Change-maker, Dr. Maher Hathout: Aziza Hasan Appears on Straight Talk Podcast to Talk about Resolving Conflict “Don’t lose yourself to anger. The best you will do is succumb to the behavior of the person who made you angry.” –Dr. Maher Hathout Listen to NewGround Executive Director Aziza Hasan speak with the late Dr. Maher Hathout in the first of a 2-part series on "Practical Tips for Resolving Conflict." Enjoy these precious gems of wisdom on how to transform conflict in our lives. Board Member Rabbi Sarah Bassin reflects on Dr. Hathout in the Jewish Journa
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Passover the Christian Extremists

Full blog post visible at patheos.com The recent tragedy at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas is a reminder that more than 3,000 years after the Jewish people were liberated from the oppression of pharaoh, anti-Jewish hatred is still a serious issue in America. This time the face of terror was one white Christian man with ties to the most prominent terrorist organization in America, the KKK. This man was not immediately identified as a “terrorist” because of his faith and skin color. Needless to say if the perpetrator was Ali the headlines would be very different. We’d see pundits and commentators pontificating the finer points of Islam and violent extremism. We would expect generalizations and disparaging remarks that perpetuate a fear and distrust against Muslims by self-proclaimed “experts”.
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