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Interfaith Seder Just One Celebration In A Year Of Cooperation

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An interfaith event in Northern Virginia placed a modern spin on the traditional Seder.
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An interfaith event in Northern Virginia placed a modern spin on the traditional Seder.

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS, and the group Washington Area Jews for Jewish Muslim Understanding recently teamed up to honor Passover, but their relationship continues throughout the year, even after traditional seder.

"We think that as Jews who have suffered discrimination, we are in a position where it's our responsibility to counter Islamaphobia in the United States."

Andrea Barron says tolerance needs to be held up by religious groups year-round.

Rizwan Jaka with ADAMS says the group participates in dozens of interfaith events throughout the year. That includes a Unity Walk coming up September 11th.

"Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Baha'i, Hindu," she says. "We all come together and walk from the synagogue to the Islamic Center to various churches and to the Ghandi memorial."

That will be the 6th annual Unity Walk.

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