The association Mémoires de l'avenir uses art as a universal toot to foster intercultural dialogue. Each year, its actions are oriented around a particular theme. In 2016-2017, the aim was to think about limits and the overcoming of these.
Anti-Semitism - Projects
Throughout the year, 5th grade students worked on monotheistic and traditional African religions and the concept of secularism. The culmination of the project: an exhibition, developed little by little by the students on the basis of numerous school outings, meetings and collective works.
For 10 years, Amitié judéo-musulmane de France has been traveling around France to foster dialogue and dispel racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim stereotypes. The organization recruits and trains young people, who are tasked with the mission of convincing their counterparts in "sensitive" areas that Jews and Muslims have more in common than they think.
Founded in 2004, CoExist is an educational project to fight racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination that relies on high school student mediators to deconstruct prejudice. UEJF and the Clubs Convergences founded the program, which UEJF, SOS Racisme and La Fabrique implement today.
20 January 2006, after Shabbat dinner, Ilan decided, against the advice of his mother, to go out and celebrate. He comforts his mother by kissing her as he heads out. Ruth Halimi will never see her son again. Ilan has been kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich. His family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
The Aladdin Project was initiated in 2009 by the FMS as an independent educational and cultural programme. Hundreds of academics as well as prominent members of the Arab-Muslim world have given their support to the project whose aim is to make available in Arabic, Persian and Turkish information about the Shoah, Judeo-Muslim relations and Jewish culture.