"Now we'd like to bring out our sisters from Morocco," gospel singer Barbara Jackson shouted from the stage of the Library of Congress's Coolidge Theater. Seven veiled women waving henna-decorated hands joined Jackson's blood siblings, the Anointed Jackson Sisters. "And our sister from Algeria," Jackson added. Françoise Atlan, an elegant Sephardic Jew with long black hair, entered stage left. When Israeli and Palestinian Sufi singers— "our brothers Gabriel and Yacoub"—joined in, things became overcrowded. But it was worth it. Interfaith dialogue needs all the space it can get in a world where religions vie so... More >>>