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Sunday, June 9 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Holy Hate! Muslims and Jews

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To what extent is there hatred between Jews and Muslims? Is it based in sacred texts? Do Islamic  and Jewish sacred texts promote hatred, intolerance or coexistence? What to make of the prophet video violence? - And other honest discussions about modern contemporary hatred and what is being done. Some reflections, experiences and dilemmas from the coalface of interfaith relations and educational efforts with marginalised and disconnected youth.

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Zalman Kastel

Rabbi Zalman Kastel was raised in the "ultra orthodox" Chasidic Jewish tradition yet reports being transformed by encounters with Christians and Muslims. Zalman is also National Director of the not-for-profit, multifaith-based Together for Humanity Foundation - fostering interfaith cooperation and bringing positive experiences of diversity to thousands of young Australians.


Omar Habbouche

Sheikh Omar Habbouche was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked in the IT industry. Sheikh Omar attended various Islamic lessons and studied under a number of local Shaykhs from Sydney, as well as being a student in Daar Aisha Shariah College. From 2005 - 2009, Sheikh Omar travelled to Hadramut Valley, Yemen, in search of sacred knowledge and... Read More →
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Mohamed Taha

Mohamed is a final year Communications (Journalism) and Law student at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Currently he's an ABC radio journalist for 702 and Triple J's Hack program. He also reports for 2SER's flagship current affairs program 'The Wire' for national community radio. He is a key presenter for the multi-faith based diversity education organisation - Together for Humanity. Mohamed was also a member of the 2011 NSW... Read More →

Iman Taleb

Iman Taleb is a graduate of the Bachelor of Oral Health. She is involved in a number of grassroots initiatives and works closely with the Lebanese Muslim Association. She is also a recent graduate of the Positive Intellect Programme which was taught by UK scholar, Aftab Malik; a UN Alliance of Civilizations global expert on Muslim affairs.

Sunday June 9, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Engineering Building Room G8

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