"The Passion" Leads to Increase in Interfaith Dialogue

March 6, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

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On March 6, 2004 The Miami Herald reported on interfaith dialogues sparked by Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion." "Mary Boys, a past president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, is one of many religious and lay leaders participating in interfaith dialogues across the nation, including in South Florida, where Christians and Jews can learn about each other's perspectives. Organizers believe Americans of all faiths are ready to talk.

'I am an optimist,' said Rabbi Solomon Schiff, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, who will participate in a South Florida panel March 14. 'I like to see this as a moment of opportunity to work together to make sure we have peaceful relations, that we bring out the best of our religious faiths.'"