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Faith Shared

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a project of Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First that will create opportunities across the United States for faith communities to strengthen ties with each other. We will counter the misperception, including in the Arab and Muslim worlds, that the United States is a nation defined by the widely covered images of the marginal few who would burn a Qur’an, rather than by a proud and longstanding tradition of religious freedom, tolerance and pluralism. In communities across the…

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Odyssey Networks: 2012 Hours Against Hate young adult story submissions

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you are between the ages of 15 and 24, here’s how you can have your story of a great experience made into a video… Volunteer one hour where you spend time with someone different from you. find someone who doesn’t look like you, or who does not live like you AND who doesn’t pray like you. Spend an hour engaged in some activity with this person. This activity could be eating together, visiting a special place, etc. The ‘doing…

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RavelUnravel Community Mosaic Video Project

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

RavelUnravel is a multimedia exploration of the tapestry of spiritual and religious identities that make up our communities and world. Througth this and many other efforts at Project Interfaith, we are hoping to ignite a movement for people to openly and respectfully learn, talk and share about topics which are typically taboo but often define our interactions and experiences as humans: identity, religion, spirituality and culture.

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The Safe Nation Collaborative

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Safe Nation Collaborative is a ground breaking initiative developed to bridge the gap between law enforcement and American Muslim communities. As part of its commitment to fostering understanding between American Muslims and other communities, the Safe Nation Collaborative offers talks on Islam and Muslims free of charge to any nonprofit organization. Talks will be tailored to the request of the nonprofit organization and may cover any areas of interest of the requesting party. See below for an example of…

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Weekend of Twinning

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized annually by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Islamic Society of North America, the Weekend of Twinning is an annual initiative based on synagogues, mosques and Muslim and Jewish student and young leadership groups forming partnerships and holding joint programs together with the goal of building ties of communication, reconciliation and cooperation between Muslims and Jews. Since 2008, The Weekend of Twinning has grown into the world’s largest Muslim-Jewish conversation.…

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Fellowship of Reconciliation

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. In working out these objectives, FOR seeks the company of people of faith who will respond to conflict nonviolently, seeking reconciliation through compassionate action. FOR encourages the integration of faith into the lives of individual members. At the same time it is a special role of…

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My Fellow American

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative – from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans.

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Building Bridges for Civil Liberties

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Building Bridges project is a series of joint UUSC and partner-led workshops and activities in several major cities throughout the country. The goals are as follows: Raise awareness about the gravity of civil-liberties issues facing our country Build meaningful relationships that will help roll back some of the destructive policies of the last eight years Increase sensitivity to anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric in the media Create a greater understanding of the complexities and diversity within the Muslim-American community Provide…

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