We offer a variety of seminars, activities, and events to help inspire and educate people on the three Abrahamic faiths. Our focus is first and foremost on how the life and teaching of Jesus intersects these traditions and the complex issues we face today.

Passover Seders

The Seder retells the epic story of how God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. We celebrate it today in a similar way to how Jesus might have and we connect how He is the fulfilled of the Passover

Speaking Peace Together Seminar

Our seminar is based on the book written by Ashraf Abutieh, Brian Newman, and Jeff Eagan. We focus on practical steps everyone can take to become peacemakers in our time.

A Jew, an Arab, and a White Guy
Walk into a Church

How do people from wildly divergent backgrounds grow to become friendship and begin to overcome their differences? We share our personal stories of overcoming our own prejudices and learning to respect “the other.”

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Kurds Flee Attacks in Syria

They are a people without a country. More than 25 million Kurds live in their ancestral lands of eastern Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran and yet they are not free. In some cases they have been oppressed for decades.

In October, 2019 the fragile balance of power in northern Syria changed overnight and more than 2 million Kurdish men, women, and children are in danger. They are fleeing an invasion by the Turkish military into Syria.

For a video update from Brian Newman on the Crisis: Click Here

The Kurds have few “safe havens” to move to. One of them is the semi-autonomous Kurdish Region of Iraq. This is where The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is partnering with N2N, a local non-profit in the city of Sulaymeniah.

We have launched an emergency assistance project to provide shelter, food, medical care, and other supplies to the displaced who come to Iraq.

 Click here to donate

For a comprehensive picture at the Kurdish people, go to:

The Kurdish Project