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Program explores possibilities for peace

From staff reports

The peace that can exist between Christians, Muslims and Jews will be explored during an event Nov. 13 in Rochester.

The event, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, will feature portions of a CBS documentary about "The Children of Abraham Project," a peace initiative started by Mosaic Youth of Detroit and other interfaith partners. Muslim, Jewish and Christian teens in Detroit came together for the project to talk about their lives, fears and bonds they share because of their religions.

After the film, there will be a discussion with local leaders of the three faith communities. Brenda Rosenberg, executive producer of the project and an interfaith activist, will facilitate the discussion.

Ronnie Oliveto, an organizer of the local event, said one of the goals of the event is to help people realize "that we can respect and regard one another with good will."

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The Rochester event is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church, B'nai Israel Synagogue, Rochester Mosque, Calvary Episcopal, Work of Justice for the Diocese of Winona, Chafoulias Co. Radisson Hotel and some anonymous sponsors.

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