RISSC Report 22/6/2015
US Companies Accommodate Muslims’ Ramadan
Accommodating the religious needs of Muslims employees, a growing number of American companies are holding annual events to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan with a spiritual flavour.
“It is an extremely popular event, with the 300 spots being filled within four hours of opening registration,” Todd Alhart, GE Global Research’s director of media relations, told The Washington Post.
Muslims Speak to US Jewish Group in Push for Interfaith Dialogue
A former Islamist radical, a store clerk who hid Jews from a terrorist, and a woman who was taught as a child that Adolf Hitler was "a good man," were among the Muslim speakers at the annual meeting of the AJC, one of America’s most influential Jewish groups.
It was part of an initiative during the annual meeting of the AJC, formerly known as the American Jewish Committee, earlier this month to improve Muslim-Jewish relations.
And it comes at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, and demographers predict that within a few decades Muslims will outnumber the approximately five million American Jews.