Rutgers Muslim, Jewish and Catholic students at Rutgers University came together with a wide assortment of faith leaders and elected and state officials from across New Jersey at a Stand Up for The Other rally at Rutgers University on the evening of November 1. The event, co-sponsored by FFEU with the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition and other groups, was a kickoff event for the 2016 Season of Twinning and featured student leaders and officials vowing to Stand Up for The Other if members of any faith or ethnic community come under attack. The participants signed a Stand Up for The Other pledge, written by Dr. Ali Chaudry, founder of the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition and a longtime ally of FFEU in Muslim-Jewish relations, promising that they will speak up0 if they hear bigotry against any community–even if the bigotry comes from members of their own community. Student leaders of Rutgers Hillel, the Rutgers Muslim Public Relations Council and Rutgers Salaam-Shalom promised to strengthen ties between Muslim and Jewish students on the campus, even while agreeing to disagree respectfully on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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