I want to reach out to my Muslim neighbor. How do I get started?

So maybe your neighbor is Muslim, or you’ve run into the parents of your child’s classmate and they’re Muslim. You’d like to get together with them but aren’t sure how to do it.

Check out this guide for tips on how to start a conversation.

Toolkit for Mobilizing to Support American Muslims

This toolkit, which we periodically update, contains information, recommendations, and tools for individuals and faith communities to take action on anti-Muslim discrimination.

Guide to addressing the Anti-Sharia Movement in the United States

In the last decade, a number of individuals, organizations and political actors have taken it upon themselves to push for banning Sharia from the United States. Beyond rhetoric, we have seen a number of states considering or passing anti-foreign law bills. This trend morphed from previous attempts to pass anti-Sharia legislation, because targeting a particular religion is unconstitutional (determined by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012). However, these anti-foreign law bills are clearly targeted at Muslim communities and are, as many state, “a solution in search of a problem.”

This guide is meant to help people from faith communities who are interested in pushing back against this particular manifestation of Islamophobia.

Download a PDF version of the guide.

Interfaith Iftar guide

For interfaith iftars, (the evening meal during Ramadan that breaks that day’s fasting) Muslims and non-Muslims are invited to sit down for a chance to go beneath the headlines to understand what brings us strength and courage, and the stories of real struggles, fears, hopes and dreams that have shaped who we are.

In partnership with the People’s Supper, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know to host a supper — from pointers on how to create an inviting and intimate space to how to break the ice. is guidebook is a resource for those already planning Iftars, and for those looking to put together Iftars (including both larger community dinners, as well as home based dinners).

Download a PDF version of the guide.

Looking for more?

Check out our ever-growing list of trusted resources specifically curated for faith and interfaith leaders looking to take action on anti-Muslim discrimination and violence.

Resources include guides for Jewish and Christian communities; information about Islam, American Muslims, and anti-Muslim bigotry; tools for leading community dialogues and gatherings; and much more.