"NEW YORK - More than 30 Duke University students - Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist - met up at the Center for Muslim Life on the North Carolina campus last Sunday. Before adjourning to a barbecue that was both halal and kosher (with vegetarian options), they painted tiles for a gate at the new Interfaith Community Garden in the Muslim center's yard.
Jewish and Muslim students will do the planting, weeding and sowing of the garden's vegetables, which will be donated to Durham's Urban Ministries soup kitchen and homeless shelter. According to Imam Abdullah Antepli, Duke's Muslim chaplain, each gardening session will open with a prayer and the reading of a piece of text from the respective religion's scriptures. The issue will be relevant to social justice, and students will visit the soup kitchen every month to make food for its clients."
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