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Eliyahu McLean

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916986
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916986.003.0003
Eliyahu McLean

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This chapter focuses on Eliyahu McLean, who has been an interfaith peace activist in Israel for almost two decades. He has pioneered relationships within the broadest spectrum from very conservative Muslims to very conservative Jews, to Christians and Druze. For many years, he would gather a wide spectrum of people of all faith in his home in order to celebrate holidays with an interfaith community, and as a way to create a large social network of religious and spiritual figures in Israel to meet one another. He created the Jerusalem Peacemakers Network. He was a key figure in organizing interfaith meetings for the Sulha Peace Project for many years, and was also designated a “Rodef Shalom,” (Peace Pursuer) by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi.

Keywords: peacemakers; peace activists; Israel; Muslims; Jews; Jerusalem Peacemakers Network; interfaith meetings; Sulha Peace Project

Chapter.  9625 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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