Building a Shared Future: Understanding the Muslim and Jewish Communities of Southeast Michigan

March 31, 2014

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) were interested in understanding more about each respective community and how, together, they can foster increased collaboration and connectivity in the future.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) were interested in understanding more about each respective community and how, together, they can foster increased collaboration and connectivity in the future. So, to learn more about each community iLabs, the Center for Innovation Research at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, surveyed both the Jewish and Muslim communities over July and August of 2013. With 600 responses, the results were presented at the "A Shared Future: Jews and Muslims in Metro Detroit” conference which was co-sponsored by AJC Detroit and MMCC. Each community is hopeful this is the first of many events designed to promote cross-cultural connectivity. 

Special thanks to the Ravitz Foundation for generously supporting this research.

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