Jews, Muslims Gather to Promote Local, Global Peace at PeaceWalk

March 3, 2008

Author: Yusra Tekbali

Source: The Arizona Daily Wildcat

As death tolls in the Gaza Strip continued to rise over the weekend, Muslims and Jews in Tucson marched to promote understanding and peace on a local level.

The Muslim Jewish PeaceWalk has been recognized with proclamations by the governor's office, the Pima County Board of Supervisors, the mayor's office and the Human Relations Commission. March 2 was declared as Tucson's Muslim Jewish PeaceWalk Day.

Nina Trasoff, a Tucson City Councilwoman said proclamations don't carry substance but provide a spirit of support and public acknowledgement that helps promote worthy causes.