Two Somali-American imams, a woman in hijab, an African-American pastor, and two American women rabbis come to Jerusalem. Sound like the beginning of a joke? It was no joke.
In January, 2016, I had the privilege of leading a multi-religious pilgrimage to Israel and the West Bank: a group of 21 travelers—Jews, Christians, Muslims, Unitarians, and a Buddhist practitioner—nearly all of them from Minnesota. The goal was to travel together to a region infused with both sanctity and conflict, all the while practicing the art of rigorous and respectful dialogue. The trip was a resounding success.
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