Season of Twinning: Sao Paulo 2015

CIP (The Israelite Congregation in Sao Paulo) hosted for the first time in Brazil, the SEASON of TWINNING, an action coordinated by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a non-governmental organization based in New York and dedicated to strengthen relations between groups, to promote understanding, and to reduce tensions between different ethnic communities.
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The season, held annually since 2008, aims to promote dialogue between Jews and Muslims with the cooperation of Christians and other religious communities, seeking to build a global movement of communication, reconciliation and cooperation.
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With the theme “We Refuse to Be Enemies”, the SEASON of TWINNING SAO PAULO was organized by Rafaela Barkay and the CIP’s Youth Department. Jews, Christians and Muslims participated in a workshop on dialogue and non-violence facilitated by David Windholz, an educator, social psychologist, and director of the “Alternative Center for Peace” in Israel. A coffee break was offered by Sheila Mann, who launched a new phase of her project “Peace On The Table” under the slogan “Make Hummus, Not War”, followed by a video conference with the Brazilian filmmaker living in Los Angeles, Claudia Sobral and the screening, in firsthand of her new documentary “Everest Hotel” about coexistence projects between Israelis and Palestinians.
#WeRefuseToBeEnemies #Tw15nning
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