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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Believers build up understanding with walls of art


Believers build up understanding with walls of art: Muslim and Jewish families gather at Beaverton's Bilal Mosque for mural-making, storytelling and more

Tuesday, September 21, 2004
BEAVERTON -- What would it look like if Muslims and Jews were always friends? Children of both faiths at a gathering Sunday could visualize it more clearly than most.

For 8-year-old Fariha Rahman, it looked like two farmers giving each other gifts of wheat. For 9-year-old Ethan Hunter-Bernstein, it was two red-crayoned people saying, "I'm sorry" and "Thank you," and smiling.

About 30 children ages 7 to 13 used watercolors, crayons and colored pens to draw hearts, walls falling down, rainbows and other images of hope and harmony at Beaverton's Bilal Mosque.

The mural-making event was arranged by the Muslim-Jewish Planning Group, which includes members from the mosque, the South Metro Jewish Congregation in West Linn and Congregation Shir Tikvah of Portland.

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