On October 4, we were happy to welcome Ruth Broyde Sharone back to Manhattan College, presenting "Real Life Jewish-Muslim Encounters". This time, she joined us with the "Peace and Healing Quilt" a patchwork assembled by 72 Israeli and Palestinian women. Its stop in the Bronx came after paying visits to the Peace Pentagon in Virginia, the North American Interfaith Network Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico and, on their International Day of Peace, it was featured at the UN Chapel in New York. 

The evening was filled with discussion and song, as Ms. Broyde Sharone shared with us songs from her original musical - "Interfaith - The Musical", and lead some MC students in founding a new Interfaith Club on campus! It was a wonderful evening of peace, understanding, and fun! 


(Above) Ruth Broyde Sharone, Custodian of the Peace and Healing Quilt, before the beginning of the event

(Above) Two images of the Peace and Healing Quilt, assembled by 72 Israeli and Palestinian women. 

(Above) The Founding Moment of the Manhattan College Interfaith Club

(Above) Interfaith Friends Dr. Afridi and Ruth Broyde Sharone, following the event. 

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Yousef Bashir

Manhattan College , 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy , Bronx, NY 10471

Author and Palestinian- American, Yousef Bashir, will be discussing his memoir "Words Of My Father" this coming October. His book recalls his adolescence in the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. He discusses the occupation, the violence of being shot by an IDF soldier, and how he made a commitment to peace in the face of prejudice and anger. Yousef currently resides in Washington D.C, where he has worked on Capitol Hill and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. He continues to serve as a hardworking advocate on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.



Peter Hayes: “November 1938 as Turning Point”?

Manhattan College, TBD , 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy , Bronx, NY 10471

Please join us on November 12th, time TBD with Peter Hayes for our annual Kristallnacht Lecture and Frederick Schweitzer lecture. Peter Hayes is a professor of History and German at Northwestern University. He specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich.

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