Rockland County Executive Edwin Day brought religious leaders together Wednesday for an interfaith summit to address the rise of tensions and anti-Semitism in the county.
“Today’s interfaith summit is a jumping off point,” Day said. “It begins ongoing dialogue to improve the quality of life for all people of Rockland County.”
The roundtable included the county’s top Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders and started the process of improving communication between the diverse cultures and deepening community relations based on trust, tolerance and shared goals, Day said after the closed-door session.
The meeting produced several action items, including the development of a countywide statement of principles and the start of regular meetings between the county’s diverse populations to help expose one another to different cultures and faiths, he said.