The Righteous of the Transnation: Jews, Muslims, and a Politics of Friendship in Berlin
Building on Jeffrey Alexander’s conception of civil repair, this chapter outlines and contextualizes the story of the Salaam-Shalom Initiative, which emerged in late 2013 in Berlin around a small group of Jewish residents who were later joined by Muslims and others. During the refugee crisis, Salaam-Shalom made headlines through a series of interventions aimed at combining a politics of openness toward the unexpected wave of asylum seekers with its broader agenda of improving the relations among migrant minorities in Germany. The central point is that Salaam-Shalom, like other multicultural solidarity movements, is engaged in an affective politics of civil repair that complicates Alexander’s dichotomy of “brotherhood and otherhood” by breaking down the umbrella categories of Germans and foreigners, Jews and Muslims.
Jewish - Muslim Relations Interfaith Dialogue Interfaith Relations Conflict Resolution Main Topic: Other Refugees
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The Righteous of the Transnation: Jews, Muslims, and a Politics of Friendship in Berlin. . 2020: https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1007/978-3-030-44590-4_2