Resources

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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Unity Production Films (UPF)

UPF implements long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing understanding among people of different faiths and cultures, especially among Muslims and other faiths.   Check out videos here

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The New American Muslim

(Length: 4:23) Though Peter Casey was raised by a Christian dad and a Jewish mom, he converted to Islam as a young teenager. Now, he uses social media to find out what it means to be Muslim in America.

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ABC News Islam in US, Islam in America 2014

(Length: 8:50) ABC News report answers questions American’s may have about Islam and American Muslims. This report discusses the basics of Islam and the similarities and differences between Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

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Muslims in America

(Length: 8:31) In the wake of 9/11, American Muslims say they have experienced increased discrimination and suspicion — and violations of their civil liberties. “We are misunderstood, and therefore, the challenge has been how we can reintroduce ourselves in a language that is familiar with our fellow American neighbors,” says Imam Yahya Hendi of Georgetown University.

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Malek Family – Part 4: Individual Islam

(Length: 5:22) “I wish that non-Muslims knew that Islam is not a religion of war, it’s peace. It’s a religion of peace.” – Ayan Malek. In the video above, members of the Malek family discuss Islam and explain their frustrations with the common misconceptions that are perpetuated in United States’ mainstream media.

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Malek Family – Part 3: Hidden Beauty

(Length: 4:28) “We are just submitting to the will of our God and that’s why we follow him and dress the way we dress.” – Shaheen Malek. In this video, the Malek women discuss why they chose to wear headscarves, or hijabs, to cover their head and hair and how it serves their God.

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