Jews and Muslims: Shared ancestry and values

British Islam Conference

Presenter: Edwin Shuker

Jews have lived in what was known as the land of Babylon and is currently Iraq for 2,600 years. The past 1,400 years of which they have lived alongside Arab Muslims.

He paid tribute to the late Maureen Kendler who passedrecently before the talk was delivered. She taught us to have empathy for the ‘other’. The importance of understanding how the other side feels before engaging in any constructive dialogue.

There isn’t one truth in the world. No-one has a monopoly on how to reach God. We both believe in the prophet Abraham. We have the same objectives.

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