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Madison area interfaith program encourages open cultural dialogue 3 May , 2011

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In an effort to capture the role of courage for members of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, a University of Wisconsin graduate student helped organize a program for Madison-area high schools to foster communication and confront cultural stereotypes.

Sari Judge, a spokesperson from the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, said the program seeks to explore the concept of courageous acts and foster friendships and understanding among students.

The semester-long initiative began by recruiting participants from religious communities of the Abrahamic tradition in January. Judge said through the simple act of getting to know peers they may not have otherwise befriended and sharing cultural dishes, students discovered their own sense of bravery in everyday life.



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