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News & Updates

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Public events

How have the events of May 2021 affected peacebuilding efforts? How has the field coped with those challenges? What can we learn from these events to work more strategically and more successfully? Are there new opportunities which have arisen?

27/07/2022

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Is dialogue enough for promoting better relations between different ethnic, national and religious communities? If not, what other methods and strategies should organisations, institutions and individuals adopt?

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Join our conversation on interreligious dialogue and racism with some of the leading scholars and figures in the interreligious world!

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Join our conversation about women in inter-religious dialogue. We will discuss the unique perspective and values they bring to the field as well as the challenges they face.

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News and Updates

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From Separation to Inclusion – The Rossing Report July 2022

As a parent who raised three children in Jerusalem, I insisted that they engage in some type of interreligious or Israeli-Palestinian dialogue initiative before they graduated from High School. Had I not placed such a condition, my children would have had no contact with the ‘other’ before starting their adult lives.

Children
Seeing Eye to Eye

1200 Jewish, Muslim and Christian students from 38 schools in Israel gathered at the Sabach el-Shir (Morning Song) Event, to celebrate 16 years of the “Dialogue and Identity” project and to sing “Seeing Eye to Eye” written in Hebrew and Arabic for the occasion.

Presentation
The Power of Stories in Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding – The Rossing Report April 2022

As we spend time with our families during Ramadan, Passover and Easter, stories will be shared between us. We often forget about the power of a story and how it shapes who we are – a lesson that was the focus for one of our groups over the past few months. Within the walls of an old house in Ramle, eleven students sat down together to start a conversation.

Women Sotries Ramle
Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle

We were very excited to open the exhibition “Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle” last week, to mark International Women’s Day. On this festive evening, over 100 people celebrated together, women and men, Israeli-Jews and Palestinians, young and elderly from different communities in the city – gathered side-by-side in the Open House.

Christmas
We Came to Drive Away the Darkness… What Darkness? – The Rossing Report December 2021

Over the course of the Chanukah holiday, several different events raised questions about belonging in the Holy Land, and how we understand that connection.

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Dialogue, not diatribe

Earlier this week far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich (leader of the Religious Zionism party) attacked the Arab members of Knesset and by inference at least, all Arab citizens of Israel saying, “You’re here by mistake, it’s a mistake that Ben-Gurion didn’t finish the job and didn’t throw you out in 1948.” The appalling cultural resonance of that remark makes the lack of condemnation by mainstream Jewish leaders all the more shameful.

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The Rossing Report September 2021

At the beginning of the school year, both parents and children are eager to find out who their homeroom teacher will be, particularly in grade school. This year, one appointment reached the national news……

The Rossing Newsletter – April 2020

If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it is that we are all equally human and vulnerable. Let us learn from this lesson to not …

The Balfour Declaration: From Imagining a State to Re-imagining Majority-Minority Relations in Jewish Thought and the Jewish State

By Ophir Yarden, ADAShA program director Read the full article at Academia.edu To the full book: Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World, …

Annual reports

Annual Report
The Rossing Center 2021 Annual Report

If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version

The Rossing Center 2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version

The Rossing Center 2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version, …

The Rossing Center 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual report is now available Click here to see what we’ve been up to in the last year (PDF, 1.8 MB), or click …

The Rossing Center 2017 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual report is now available If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version, …

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