In Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque , students observed persons of good-will coming together across religious differences, an example of conflict transformed through collaboration between people of different faith traditions.
Members of each faith lived in communities that were often separate yet intertwined. Jewish, Muslim and Christian courts enforced separate laws. But Jewish merchants plied their trade to Christians and Muslims – and vice versa. A Muslim ruler appointed a Jewish scholar to head his army. Christian rulers from Europe sent their finest scholars to study in Al-Andalus. [Cities of Light]