the Delicious Peace/Interfaith cofFee co-op
JJ Keki survived 9/11 to establish an interfaith coffee cooperative.
JJ's adherence to Judaism is also noteworthy. During Idi Amin's reign of terror in the 1970s, all religions except Christianity and Islam were banned in Uganda. Many Abayudaya fled to save their own lives, but many stayed and practiced Judaism secretly. During Sukkot in 1973, Joab was seen by a Muslim as he was building a sukkah. In order to save his own life JJ gave the man a goat, but maintained his practice of Judaism. JJ explained his religious beliefs: "God is the base of my spirit. And wherever I walk, I believe in God. Whatever I get, if it is good or if it is bad, I know that it is God's plan. And, your visit, a fellow Jew sitting in our home, it is all a miracle. This (faith) is what keeps the Abayudaya people together — our unending love for God."
The Smithsonian Institute made a documentary about this cooperative.