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    Activist Attempts to Broker Religious Peace

    Can the Middle East peace process get an L.A. jolt? Aziza Hasan thinks so. Her Los Angeles-based nonprofit brings Jews and Muslims together so they can become friends and try to start solving ancient religious enmities. She runs NewGround, a model of interfaith dialogue and community-building that parlays Hasan’s multiethnic, multireligious background into a new calling: getting Muslim and Jewish Americans to talk to each other. The effort’s still small, having reached about 10,000 people, but it’s a model that could soon be extended to other U.S. cities.

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