College senior Stacy Wolfson, one of the three women who helped form the group, said last night that the meeting, to start at 7:30, is open to all Muslim and Jewish students. Wolfson said the group's goal is to create a dialogue and an understanding between two groups that have historically been at odds. "Our main goal is to dispel the myth that Jews and Muslims can't interact peacefully," she said. Wolfson added that while "we're fully aware we're not going to solve all the problems of the world," she said the group thinks that it can "lay a foundation based on mutual understanding and tolerance" between the two religions. The College senior said that tonight's gathering is basically an organizational meeting. She said group founders hope to organize events such as screening films and reading books that promote stereotypes and discuss them. She added that the group also hopes to take on social action projects, which Wolfson said can bring both sides together even closer. -- Peter SpiegelComments powered by Disqus
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