Welcome to ICCI's Blog!

Welcome! We founded the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel in 1991 with the hope that we could transform religion from a force of division and extremism into a source of reconciliation, coexistence, and understanding for the leaders and followers of the three major monotheistic faiths in our country and region—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This is exactly what we have tried to do for the past 19 years!

We hope to use this blog–in English, Hebrew and eventually also in Arabic–to share the more personal dimensions of our work. Through the reflections and personal stories which will be shared on this blog by me and by many other individuals who are involved with ICCI, you will meet many of the participants and graduates of our programs, as well as professional staff and active board members. In so doing, you will have an opportunity to read first-hand accounts of our achievements and challenges which confront participants in our programs—including our ongoing dialogue and action groups as well as our visiting study tours from abroad– and discover the hurdles and rewards of interreligious dialogue and action in Israel.

Dr. Ron Kronish
Director, ICCI
rkronish@icci.org.il

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