REPORT: 16 December study-session of the Karmiel - Majd el Krum group
- On Tuesday 16th of December 2003 the Karmiel - Majd el Krum group resumed
its activity in a new format. The group has planned an annual strategy and
series of meetings that will gradually include more people and go deeper.
The group will be rooted in the school communities of Kalanit School in
Karmiel and El-Salam School in Majd el Krum and will include first
educators and then also parents. The main concept of the group is to
jointly discuss religious issues and customs in a way that brings the
hearts closer together among participants of the two societies.
This meeting took place at El-Salam School in Majd el Krum and focused on
the Holidays season. Decan Jirias Mansour of Kfar Rame talked about
Christmas, a teacher from Karmiel talked about Chanukah, a teacher from
Majd el Krum talked about the Ramadan fast and the Imam of Majd el Krum
Sheikh Muhammad Kiwan talked about tolerance in Islam.
Following the short presentations participants split into small
interest-groups for joint discussion and then reconvened for summary and
The group's coordinators are:
Njiba Sirhan, School Headmistress of El-Salam School
Osnat Aram, School Headmistress of Kalanit School
The Interfaith Encounter Association
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Sheikh Muhammad Kiwan, Chair
Sr. Karmela Farrugia, Vice-chair
Mr. Shlomo Alon, Vice-chair
Sheikh Ali Birani
Rabbi Dov Maimon
Ms. Ibtisam Mahamid
Decan Eng. Jirias Mansour
Sheikh Tawfiq Salama
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