Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Shared Values and Visions of Society


Human Dignity


Environmental Protection

Interfaith Cooperation
  • Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Saving the Environment These remarks were delivered by Rabbi Lance Sussman, the Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. and Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry of Basking Ridge, N.J., President of the Center for Understanding Islam, to an audience of North American and European Muslims and Jews during the Mission of European Imams and Rabbis to the United States in July, 2009
Muslim Involvement
  • Ecology in Muslim Heritage This paper reviews a group of Arabic texts that studied environmental pollution as a cause of various illnesses, endemic and epidemic
  • Muslim Green Team, Muslim American grassroots environmental movement
Jewish Involvement
  • Jewish Environmentalism The Jewish holiday of Tu'B'shevat, the new year of the trees, has provided a foundation for eco-Judaism to emerge in the 20th and 21st century
  • Eco-kashrut Some Jews incorporate traditional Jewish dietary laws and update them to express their commitment to environmentalism
  • Hazon An Eco-Kashrut Organization


Combating Hate

Islamophobia
Combating Poverty

Interfaith Cooperation

A Jewish Perspective

A Muslim Perspective



Immigration Reform

Interfaith Cooperation

Muslim Involvement

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