I'm so lonely
That’s okay, I shaved my head
And I’m not sad
And just maybe
I’m to blame for all I’ve heard
But I’m not sure
I’m so excited
I can’t wait to meet you there
But I don’t care
I’m so horny
But that’s okay, my will is good
wo recent lectures took place in Boca Raton on the importance of overcoming hate and misunderstanding by seeking the truth in learning about Catholicism, Judaism and Islam as well as the history of the Holocaust.
Muslim scholar-practitioner Chaplain Tahera Ahmad joined a panel of clergy and scholars in the 12th Annual Emanuel and Rhoda Shemin Global Trialogue Seminar titled "Jewish, Catholic, Muslim Trialogue in a Time of Rapid Change" that took place at Florida Atlantic University .
In discussing her personal journey as a Muslim woman and the increasing negative perception of Muslims by Americans since the 9 /11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Ahmad stressed the importance of Americans to engage with the Muslim community. "There have been many statements by Muslim leaders condemning terrorism, but the media does not cover these events. We need to have greater civic exchange from non-Muslims with the Muslim community to overcome the stereotypes," said Ahmad while showing an on screen picture of a sign stating "I Am a Muslim, Not a Terrorist" in her presentation.
Rabbi Noam Marans, director of interreligious and intergroup relations at the American Jewish Committee, illustrated"The growth of Latinos is a dramatic shift in America over the past 20 years. Today, the Jewish community must reach out to the Spanish speaking world in addition to continuing interfaith dialogues with Muslims." "When different groups do not speak with each other, they do unspeakable things," said Marans.
Prior to the lecture, Daniel Kraus of Jupiter accepted the "ADL Jan Karski Courage to Care Award" posthumously for his late grandparents, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who rescued 50 Jewish children from Nazi Germany in 1939. "My grandparents never sought out recognition for their efforts and it is an honor to accept this award," said Kraus.