100 Jews and Muslims Gather for International Interfaith Conference

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100 Jews and Muslims Gather for International Interfaith Conference PR Newswire BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, July 9, 2012 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 young Jewish and Muslim

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100 Jews and Muslims Gather for International
Interfaith Conference
PR Newswire
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, July 9, 2012
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
,
July 9, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
More than 100 young Jewish and Muslim leaders will meet for the third annual
Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) in
Bratislava, Slovakia
from 8
th
- 15
th
of
July
2012
. Participants hail from more than 35 countries, from as far away as
Pakistan
,
Israel
, Palestine,
Libya
, and the US. MJC participants will develop
projects to tackle issues such as Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and
misconceptions about the roles of women in Judaism and Islam.
MJC participants represent a select group of students and young professionals
from an array of professional, civic and political fields. Among them include a
group of young entrepreneurs who plan to develop joint business ventures and
an artists' troupe which will collaborate on an interfaith art exhibit.
Young leaders at the MJC received a formal written greeting from former US
President Bill Clinton. "A major focus of my Presidency was the pursuit of
peaceful resolutions to ethnic and religious conflict…so it's especially wonderful
to see a new generation determined to break down the barriers of ethnicity and
religion that too often divide us," Clinton wrote.
The MJC is backed by Rabbi Andrew Baker, Organization for Security and Co-
operation in Europe Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism;
Sebastian Kurz, Austrian State Secretary for Integration; Andre Azoulay, Senior
Advisor to King Mohammed VI of
Morocco
; Chief Rabbi David Rosen, long-term
Liaison to Pope Johannes Paul II; Sally Painter, former Senior Advisor to
President Clinton; Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of
Bosnia-Herzegovina
; the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Austria and
Slovakia
; the
City of Bratislava
; the
United Nations Alliance of Civilisations; the European Union of Jewish Students;
the World Union of Jewish Students; Karl Kahane Foundation; and the Stanley
and Marion Bergman Family Charitable Fund.
Muslim Jewish Conference
Ilja Sichrovsky
tel. +43-69911180218
press@mjconference.org
http://www.mjconference.org