In this special episode of the Common Ground podcast, we’ll play for you a dialogue held at Grand Valley State University on September 8th, 2016, between two internationally renowned interfaith leaders: Abdullah Antepli, imam and Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University, and Donniel Hartman, orthodox rabbi, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and author of Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. Hosted collaboratively by the Hauenstein Center and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, the dialogue took up one of the most challenging questions facing the international community: might Israelis and Palestinians be able to find sufficient common ground to resolve their decades-old conflict? Antepli and Hartman pursue this question honestly, and admit some of their reservations. At least, they call attention to the many obstacles that need to be surmounted before either side could even glimpse some possible common ground and common purpose. Nevertheless, the conversation was civil, principled, and, for these reasons, deeply instructive. A special thanks to the Kaufman Interfaith Institute for partnering with us and for co-hosting this dialogue. To learn more about that terrific institute, visit gvsu.edu/interfaith. For more about the Hauenstein Center, visit www.hauensteincenter.org or follow HauensteinGVSU on Facebook and Twitter.