“I am a Jewish jihadi”
Interesting response to the “savage” poster in 49th Street station.
Haha. That’s Marcia.
She runs ‘Dialogue Projects’ in NYC area - with focus on Middle East issues - participated by basically anyone who is willing to. Muslims, Christians, Jewish (of course) and all national backgrounds.
I think it’s still - “anyone interested can join”
Here is their site, and if you are in the area and interested - you should try out.
It’s fairly casual.
We identify issues & action projects that affect our lives in New York and our families in the Middle East. We cultivate a space where we choose to take a risk with each other, and the opportunity to practice: active and generous listening, reflection, Speaking from the “I” without attack, and acknowledgement.
We meet regularly and with commitment. We find we have differences and we also learn how to make spaces for each other, as the unique humans we are. Each of us inheriting a world view and narrative so different than the other.
Our ultimate goal is to move from personal empowerment to community empowerment, by enabling people to use dialogue skills to address areas of intergroup conflict.