CRT Partnerships

SHIN

SHIN
Shin is an Israeli non-profit organization founded in February 1989 to encourage the participation of women in political and public leadership positions in Israel. Since then, Shin has carried out numerous activities including public debates, campaigns in support of women candidates, and women’s leadership training. CRT currently partners with Shin in the implementation of Women Reborn: Social Empowerment for Palestinian Women, and the Young Women’s Parliament. Pictured here are Shin members Ibtisam Mahameed and Esther Hertzog.

United Religions Initiative

United Religions Initiative
United Religions Initiative is a global community promoting interfaith cooperation and working to end religiously motivated violence. The URI includes over 300 “cooperation circles” in 65 countries, representing more than 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions. CRT is a cooperation circle in the North American region of URI, and one of our programs, the Abrahamic Reunion, is a cooperation circle in the Middle East-North Africa region. [www.URI.com]

The Alliance for Middle East Peace

ALMEP
The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) is a coalition of over 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting people-to-people coexistence between Arabs and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East. Through ALLMEP, Americans from diverse religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds can join together in support to build lasting peace in the region. CRT is a member of ALLMEP. [www.ALLMEP.org]

Venice Interfaith Community Association

Venice
Association was born from the observation that the Venice, Florida community was expanding, not only in size but in diversity. Although many Christian denominations were represented in the Venice area, there was no group that embraced the growing populations of other faiths as well. Venice Interfaith promotes the development of a local culture which reflects the love, understanding, and support of and between all community members as taught by all of the faith traditions represented in our society. Both individual and institutional members are welcomed. CRT partners with VICA on a variety of interfaith community events and activities. [www.veniceinterfaith.org]

South West Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice

The South West Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice (SWFCPJ) works to build a more peaceful and just world by 1) Serving as the umbrella organization for a growing number of local groups working for this objective. 2) Sponsoring discussions, vigils, and other events to raise awareness of social issues. 3) Presenting a unified and more powerful voice for peace to the public and to elected officials. 4)Recognizing outstanding contributions by those working to advance a culture of peace and nonviolence. 5)Encouraging groups to network and share resources whenever possible. [www.facebook.com/Florida-Coalition-for-Peace-Justice-108983742286/]

Ocean Interfaith

The Mission of the Ocean Interfaith Community is to promote religious understanding, tolerance, and appreciation through the hearing of the world’s sacred music, and fellowship with members of these religions. Ocean Interfaith is an organization of people of many faiths and traditions. In addition to CRT, they have partnered with the Women’s Interfaith Network, the Baha’i Community of Sarasota, the Mitreya Center,and the Unity Church of Sarasota. They host interfaith programs and concerts of music, meditation, and inspiration. People of all faiths and traditions are invited to join. [www.facebook.com/OceanInterfaithCommunity]

Trust-Emun

Elana Director or Trust-Emun
Trust-Emun is an Israeli non-profit organization committed to building mutual trust and understanding between Israelis and Palestinians and between Israeli Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze. Their focus is on person-to-person activities, including dialogue, education, and social events. CRT has partnered with Trust-Emun on a number of projects, including a Women’s Interfaith Leadership Development workshop in Amman, Jordan, in September 2007. Trust-Emun was also the inspiration for the development of the Women’s Interfaith Network (WIN) of Sarasota-Bradenton (see Local Interfaith Activities). Pictured here is Elana Rozenman; founder and director of Trust-Emun.