Latin American Imams and Rabbis Strengthen Muslim-Jewish Relations

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As Jews and Muslims in France mourn together the savage murders of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse and the earlier killings of three French soldiers, including two Muslims, a delegation of 14 imams and rabbis from five Latin American countries and two Caribbean islands will gather in Washington, D.C. March 27-28, 2012 to affirm the importance of strengthening Muslim-Jewish ties.

The Mission of Latin American Muslim and Jewish Leaders to Washington, hosted by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), is intended to strengthen Muslim-Jewish relations in North America and Europe, and to jump-start a process of dialogue and cooperation between the Muslim and Jewish communities throughout Latin America.

During their visit to Washington, participating imams and rabbis from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Barbados and St. Croix, will hold meetings with Muslim and Jewish members of Congress and with senior officials at the White House and the State Department; will visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a session with reporters.