The indefatigable Len Traubman, leader of so many dialogue efforts, sends two articles detailing Jewish/Arab meetings in the Midwest that totaled 1,000 people.
In Michigan, the Children of Abraham project put on a play viewed by 500 Jews, Muslims and Christians:
A diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University.
Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together of Christian, Muslim and Jewish perspectives toward a single goal of living together peacefully. The central point of the performance was that the Koran, Torah and Bible all recognize Abraham as the father of the followers of all three faith traditions.
Go read the rest of the article for reactions and quotes from Palestinians and Jews.
Then in Kansas City that same weekend, 500 people attended a hafla, or party, organized by individuals including a rabbi and a Muslim sheikh, to promote interfaith friendship.
When times are darkest, the best thing good people can do is spread some light. The Dove is happy.