Jews and Muslims Brave Weight-loss Challenge Together

Slim Peace Groups, a non-profit organization established in Israel five years ago, has a dual goal: to promote healthy eating and living habits, and at the same time bring together women from different religious background who would otherwise never have met.

January is a good month for well-meaning resolutions, and no doubt losing a few pounds is a popular one. This Tuesday in Boston, a small group of Jewish and Muslim women decided to start working on adopting a healthier lifestyle together.