The Israel branch of 3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, runs a ground-breaking project for improved intercultural relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews in Israel.
Over the past seven years we have worked with 200 participants annually in the humanities and healthcare improving understanding between different faiths and cultures. The core of the project provides compulsory intercultural training for medical and healthcare professionals.
We have worked in hospitals around Israel and leading healthcare institutions including Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and Hadassah Hospital (Ein Karem and Mount Scopus). The aim of the project is to enhance intercultural communication between medical professionals, their patients and fellow staff members. Our educational methodology is based on the interreligious techniques and values of ‘Scriptural Reasoning’ and the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme.
We have won the support of the Israeli Ministry of Health, and have partnered with the Tanenbaum Centre for Interreligious Understanding (New York) which is publishing a detailed report on the subject of religion and culture in Israeli hospitals. Through these efforts we have managed to build on the coexistence in hospitals by investing in the values that serve to enhance healthcare provision for all Israeli citizens.
This project is generously funded by The Polonsky Foundation and the Sternberg
The Young People’s Programme brings University-age Jews, Christians and Muslims together for meaningful encounters based on the same Scriptural Reasoning methods as the Hospitals Programme.
Through New Models for Existing Groups we enable those who already make the effort to come together to try out different models of interaction to enrich and enliven existing dialogue. Our partners for this programme are Interfaith Encounter Association and the Reut-Sadaqa Jerusalem Interfaith Group.
For further information please contact the director Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye via email +972 (0)52 707 5203