Christian Reformed Church- Webinars on Syrian Refugees and Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The Christian Reformed Church, a Shoulder to Shoulder member denomination, led a 4-part video webinar series in December 2015 on “What to Say at the Christmas Party,” to help people engage in conversations about Syrian refugees and Muslims this holiday season.  The 10-minute videos are linked below, each responding to a common claims and questions regarding refugees and Muslims: Are Refugees Terrorists? Why Don’t Closer Countries Take the Refugees? What about Sharia Law? We need to be…

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Webinar: Strategies for Expanding a Local Interfaith Movement (May 2015)

  We were grateful to work with Religions for Peace USA, the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program, and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, to put on a webinar on “Strategies for Expanding a Local Interfaith Movement: Lessons from West Michigan.”  Joe DeMott (Aspen) and Doug Kindschi (Kaufman) led us in a discussion on how they have worked to broaden and deepen religious understanding over the last several years, in the midst of West…

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Engaging the Faithful: Coordinating Multi-Faith Partnerships to End Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Shoulder to Shoulder led a webinar on coordinating multi-faith partnerships to end anti-Muslim Sentiment on October 22, 2012.  Watch the presentations today! Acts of solidarity happen on a daily basis when people of all faiths reach across their differences to learn about our varied traditions and to address issues of common concern.  Such partnerships have transformative power.  By learning from clergy and lay leaders who are engaged daily in this work, we can coordinate efforts…

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Solidarity with Multi-Faith Partners

In the beginning of August America watched as shootings, fires and vandalism targeted American Muslims and American Sikhs.  At least six communities in one week saw acts of hate perpetrated on their places of worship. In each instance, multi-faith partners in those communities rallied to support thier neighbors with a loud cry of solidarity.  They showed strength and support to counter discrimination. In light of these tragedies, we ask: what can we as people of…

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Shoulder to Shoulder Webinar on Countering Hate

On September 23, 2014, Muslim Advocates and the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign collaborated to lead a webinar on Countering Hate, sharing tools, resources and strategies to push back against hate in our communities and online.  Speakers included S2S Campaign Director Catherine Orsborn and Muslim Advocates Staff Attorney Madihha Ahussein.

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