The Common Good

The Lord Says: “Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbor”: Jewish and Christian Groups reach out to Muslims

Date: October 5, 2012

The racist, anti-Muslim ad in the New York Subway that used the language of civilized and savages has more than met its match.

A large group of Jews and Christians have countered that hateful message by tapping into the rich mines of neighborly love that are at the heart of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.      New ads by Rabbis for Human Rights , United Methodist Women, and The Sojourners have tapped into the rich religious commandment to “love thy neighbor” to remind all of us to love our neighbors.