Led by Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons President and Chairman respectively, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding is dedicated to fighting intolerance and promoting understanding between ethnic or religious communities.


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fFEU Against Islamophobia

Orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier organized the first ever "Today, I am a Muslim Too" rally in 2010 with Russell Simmons and a number of other celebrities. This clip was taken on January 18th as part of My Fellow American's "What is the truth about Islam in America?
Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali discuss issues that divide and unite Jews and Muslims, which they address in their book, "Sons Of Abraham." From the Skirball Center for Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in New York City.


Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali's book Sons of Abraham in paper back!

Racism and bigotry can infect the fabric of a community but what factors contribute to the rise of these judgments of character in the first place? At a time when incidents of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in particular are on the rise, the newly published paperback version of the book, Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims, explores the erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior.  It tackles one of the biggest and most urgent challenges communities all over the world currently face – namely fighting against existing misperceptions and misconceptions about the other. The two authors are leading religious figures from Judaism and Islam. Together they expose the dark roots of the anti-Semitism and Islamophobia that many young Muslims and Jews are still being taught today by their teachers and communities.




Shared Dreams Rabbi Marc Schneier and Martin Luther King III

"The history of Americans of African descent and Jewish descent is a story of two groups of people who have suffered uncommon persecution but who have persevered with uncommon faith. This is our common ground. We share the dream of a beloved community where one can live without the threat of racism, poverty, or violence. We share the dream of a beloved community where one can live without the threat of racism, poverty, or violence. We share the dream of a beloved community where the worst of the human spirit is defeated by our best. In Shared Dreams, Rabbi Schneier reiterates our commonality, as upheld by Martin Luther King, Jr. and fuels the reader to continue to work for the advancement of race relations among all God's children."

-Martin Luther King III


Sons Of Abraham is available on Amazon.

Shared Dreams is available on Jewish Lights

Shared Dreams is available on Jewish Lights


Find events and opportunities in your area! The calendar below is a public calendar for The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

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April 14, 2016 --- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)'s Interfaith and Government Relations Forum in Washington, DC.

March 23, 2016 --- FFEU Leadership meets with Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair in NYC.

Marc 22, 2016 --- Festival Voice of Peace, Paris City Hall.

March 17, 2016 --- Conference on Religion, Social Action and Urban Policy: London and Paris Face to Face in Paris, France.

March 16, 2016 --- FFEU Shows Support for the Republic of Azerbaijan with Notable Muslim and Jewish Leaders in Washington, DC.

February 25, 2016 --- NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee Living Museum Series Sponsored by FFEU; 96th Street Mosque.

February 23, 2016 --- Inter-faith Conference in Rabat, Morocco.

February 18, 2016 --- Generation NXT 7th Annual Charity Fundraiser Supporting FFEU at PH-D Lounge, 7-11pm.

February 11, 2016 (6pm) --- Live Ideas: A Journey of Reflection, Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali at New York Live Arts (219 W 19th St., NY, NY 10011). For tickets, go to http://newyorklivearts.org/event/sons-of-abraham 

January 30, 2016 (4:45-5:45pm) --- Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons talk, Fighting for the Other, at Limmud FSU West Coast Conference in Pasadena, CA. (http://limmudfsu.org)

January 17, 2016 --- MLK Day's commemoration. More Information here

January 2016 --- 8th International Season of Twinning. More information here





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