NewGround's Consulting Services
NewGround brings its expertise in building sustained and resilient relationships to Muslim, Jewish and other non-profit organizations. Our staff and board work with organizational leaders to adopt best practices in dialogue. We also connect them to the people and resources they need to succeed. From Los Angeles to Egypt and Eastern Europe, NewGround is committed to cultivating successful models of interfaith engagement.
NewGround in Egypt, New Perspective in America
NewGround with the Al Azhar Delegation- Sarah Bassin's Reflections featured online at State of Formation
It is no coincidence that moments of national crisis are often coupled with sharp increases in interfaith engagement. Laurie Goodstein wrote in The New York Times, “In the months and years after 9/11, in communities large and small, mosques opened their doors for Friday prayers and iftar dinners to break the Ramadan fast. Churches and synagogues deluged imams with speaking requests. Muslim, Jewish and Christian performers hit the clubs on comedy tours." It seems slightly absurd at first thought – the idea that a comedy show somehow responds to a major national threat. But a recent delegation visiting from Egypt reminded me just how essential such forums are to the health and security of our society. Read more...