Jews and Muslims in America and the World: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

Two veteran interfaith thinkers, writers and activists--Daisy Khan and Rabbi Ron Kronish-- will review some of the major achievements and progress in dialogue between contemporary Jews and Muslims as well as outline some of the major challenges and opportunities as we look towards the future.

Rabbi Kronish & Daisy Khan will speak from the heart; with much knowledge and experience in the field. Each has written a memoir in recent years which will be available for purchase.



Daisy Khan is an award-winning speaker, author, activist, commentator, and the founder of Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), the largest global network of Muslim women committed to peacebuilding, gender equality, and human dignity. She has been involved in grassroots efforts combating anti-Muslim bias for over twenty years and is renowned as a thought leader on Muslim women’s rights, Islam in America.

Khan published WISE Up in collaboration with 72 authors to create a counter-momentum to the rise in hateful rhetoric and violent extremism. Her memoir, Born with Wings, published in 2018 by Random House, depicts her spiritual journey as a modern Muslim woman and her circuitous path to leadership. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review.

Khan is a prolific speaker who has lectured at major institutions including like Council on Foreign Relations, Aspen Institute, Chautauqua Institution and World Economic Forum. She is a media commentator and an Op-Ed writer who has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, PBS and BBC and is featured in documentaries and publications including TIME, Guardian, Newsweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Elle.

Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish, Founder & Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), which he directed for 22 years, is a noted rabbi, educator, author & speaker.

Rabbi Kronish is a graduate of Brandeis University (BA), the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (Rabbi) & the Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdD), and has spoken in communities and at conferences in many parts of the world. He has also published widely and currently blogs for the Times of Israel. A book of essays edited by Kronish, entitled Voices for Interreligious Dialogue: Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel, was published in 2015, and his professional memoir entitled The Other Peace Process Interreligious Dialogue, A View from Jerusalem was published in 2017.

Rabbi Kronish is frequently consulted and quoted by Israeli and foreign journalists about current events in Israel and his public activism against religious hate crimes via his leadership in the Tag Meir (Light Tag) Forum.  For more information about Rabbi Kronish, see his website.






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