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How The Abrahamic Religions Interpret Peace

On the surface, some may assume that Christianity, Judaism and Islam couldn’t be more different. After all, their houses of worship are different, their holidays are different and their names for God are different. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Christianity, Judaism and Islam are referred to as the “Abrahamic” religions because they [...]

Water: A Substance So Strong, It Even Makes Peace Possible!

It doesn’t really come as a surprise that ample water resources can be difficult to come by in the Middle East. The area is actually the most water-stressed region in the world. Much of the Middle East is a dry, arid desert with few natural resources and a severe lack of rainfall. This means that [...]

How Social Media Spreads Messages of Peace

Social media is a key tool for communication today, particularly in areas marred by political conflict. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are well-known for giving a voice to those who likely wouldn’t have a platform otherwise. In recent years, these same platforms have played a major role in how religious and ethnic groups relate [...]

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“Breaking Bread” and Feeding the Hungry with Green Farming Practices

Agriculture has played a central role in shaping world history and the stories in religious texts for thousands of years. Famine and drought have triggered many mass migrations from biblical Israel -- Abraham’s first journey to Egypt was driven by the lack of food and water; famine drove Elimelech and Naomi to Moab, which led [...]

Aravrit Demonstrates The People’s Passion For Coexistence

There’s a beautiful coexistence project coming out of Israel, and we at the Menorah Islands Project couldn’t be happier to see it take off! Artist Liron Lavi Turkenich has developed an Arabic-Hebrew script called “Aravrit” which stitches the two alphabets together into one joint typeface. This writing system, which contains 638 characters, consists of Arabic [...]

World Leaders Know: All Abrahamic Faiths Are Connected To The Middle East’s Holy Sites

It is almost impossible to take a step in the Middle East without bumping into a place with historical and religious importance. Ancient tombs, houses of worship, sites of revelations and prophecies, and even entire cities have been written about in scriptures, accounted for in historical records and held tightly in the collective memories of [...]

The Menorah Islands Projected Selected “Best Story” On Jewish News of Ukraine

The Menorah Islands Project was recently selected as the most popular news story by the Jewish News of Ukraine. Stories were ranked by number of likes, shares and other social media interactions as well as pageviews on the Jewish News of Ukraine’s website. This is not the first time the Menorah Islands Project has been [...]

Islands of Peace Obtains Tax-Exempt Status, Advances Plans For Menorah Islands Project

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Islands of Peace Inc, the primary sponsor of the Menorah Islands Project has been recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, a key milestone as the project continues to share its message of a peaceful future for all people in the Middle East. [...]