Interfaith ‘Day Of Peace’ In France

Interfaith ‘Day Of Peace’ In France

Relations between Jews and Muslims in France, according to recent headlines, are tense, with Jews fearing for their lives.

In Bayonne, a city of 44,000 in the southwest corner of France, members of both minority religious communities — and of the city’s majority Catholic community — took a step towards improving relations last week.

Leaders of the three religions sponsored an ecumenical “Day of Peace” that featured a prayer service at the Bayonne synagogue and visits to each other’s houses of worship.

A member of the Jewish community, above, takes the Torah out of the ark at the Bayonne synagogue.

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