JaMGroupTherapy was initiated and launched at the second Muslim-Jewish Conference, in Kiev, July 2011. It came about as a result of young Jews and Muslims getting to know each other and sharing in each others experiences thus challenging their sterotypes and reaching a new understanding of the other.
We were able to find a common ground where one would think none existed- between a Pakistani Muslim and an Israeli Jew, for example, who found that despite being worlds apart they shared the greatest understanding of what was often foremost in their minds, suicide attacks and the fear spawned by them. This led to the idea for a platform where others could also share their experiences, dispelling pre-formed ideas and helping us see how much we have in common.
JaMGroupTherapy is a grassroots initiative that strives to break down anti-Semitic and Islamophobic stereotypes through the use of written and video testimonials.
We invite people of all faiths to contribute to JAMGroupTherapy. To share your story, please submit a written testimonial of a personal Islamo-phobic, anti-Semitic, or stereotype-breaking experience.
Testimonials can be up to 800 words long and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we welcome people to post video testimonials on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/JamGroupTherapy. These can be up to two minutes long and sent to the same address.
Help us break through the barriers that separate us to reach a place of mutual respect and understanding.