Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Muslim Jewish Friendship Bus

the bus, originally uploaded by - di.

Yesterday, I had to smile at Gert as we rode through Brussels, with a bus load of the loveliest French Muslim youths, interviewing them some, laughing a lot and taking the photographs I was tasked to take.

They were on tour and came from the organisation known as the Amitie Judeo-Musulmane de France , a group organised by Rabbi Serfaty of Ris-Orangis.

He brought together Jews, Muslims, teachers and youth on a Friendship Bus and made a tour of over 40 French cities. A project raised awareness of both cultures and created bridges by emphasising commonalities.

We were there taking photographs for the CEJI .


V-Grrrl said...

After WWII, there was a group of Episcopalians in Europe who devoted themselves to embracing and making peace with the Germans who had wreaked havoc on the Continent.

Remarkable endeavor. Bold. Courageous, The best example of what it means to be Christian.

Di Mackey said...

It's interesting, isn't it ... and the thing is, people are people are people. When you take down the constructions that make us different, there are still differences but there are more similarities than people expect.