While the event took place September 2016, it is a good reminder at the beginning of this new year that despite the news on the media these days, there is a lot of good that is happening in our country still and interfaith understanding and respect is a movement that no one can stop.

Why is a program like Garden State MOSAIC so important in today’s world? Well, in this program I met a Sarbmeet, a Fatima, an Ishika, a Lily, a Mustapha, an Aisling, a Janaki, an Eve, an Emily, a Robindeep, a Jasdeep, a Spiro, a Kiran, a Rebecca, an Isaiah, an Xavier, and a Jonah. I…

Why is a program like Garden State MOSAIC so important in today’s world?   Every blade of grass has roots. Every dandelion digs its roots deep into the primordial soup of wherever the birth lottery left it, there is no other choice. Garden State MOSAIC isn’t only important in today’s world: community is crucial constantly….

“Why is a program like MOSAIC so important in today’s world?” Garden State MOSAIC has a significant and essential role in today’s world for numerous reasons. MOSAIC encourages tolerance and acceptance of others, community building, public speaking, and leadership. In a world, and more specifically a country, where the media and culture is spreading misconceptions…

MOSAIC Brings Hope Each meeting of Garden State MOSAIC keeps me hopeful in spite of what is going on daily. We live in trying times of racism, hate crimes, religious bigotry, fear of the other, demonization of the vulnerable, violent exclusion, and threats to democracy in America and globally. Yes, even in despair, I am…

The MOSAIC Program  began in 2013, and since then, more than 200 teens from throughout Monmouth County representing a variety of belief systems and faiths have come together to learn, share, and serve. The youth that were engaged in this program not only learned about other religions and faiths but they also became more interested…

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