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Faith Over Fear Trainings

Through our Faith Over Fear trainings, participants learn effective strategies to better advocate against a narrative of fear and divisiveness in our country. This training shares up-to-date research, tools, and effective strategies for the work of faith and community leaders who wish to counter anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, and violence in the United States.

Are you interested in bringing a Faith Over Fear training to your community? Let us know with a quick email to

For more information on hosting a Faith Over Fear training, please review this quick two-page document.

Upcoming Trainings:

Omaha, Nebraska - November 2-3, 2019 - REGISTER HERE

Louisville, Kentucky - November 10-11, 2019 - REGISTER HERE

Willmar, Minnesota - November 15-16, 2019 - REGISTER HERE

Charleston, West Virginia - December 2, 2019 - REGISTER HERE

Hickory, North Carolina - February 18-19, 2020 - REGISTER HERE

Contact Us for more information!

Past Trainings:

Houston, Texas - August, 2019

Detroit, MI - April 2019

New York City, NY - March 2019

Chicago, IL - January 2019

Washington, DC - November 2018

Seattle, WA - January 2018 - Pilot Conference



In January, 2018, Shoulder to Shoulder partnered with the Muslim Association of Puget Sound- American Muslim Empowerment Network, Neighbors in Faith, CAIR Washington, along with numerous national organizations, experts, and practitioners for a flagship training in Redmond, Washington entitled, Faith Over Fear: Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia. Watch this 5 min video on the pilot training.

However small or large your gathering, if you are seeking help, support, or a thought-partner to design a convening that’s right for your community, we are here to help. Contact us for more information.

Through our Faith Over Fear Trainings, Shoulder to Shoulder has proudly featured national and local leaders representing a wide range of organizations and congregations across the United States, including: America Indivisble, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City, The Intereligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary, local chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU), the Interfaith Center of New York, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Networks Group, Justice for Muslims Collective, Kaufmann Institute, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement, the Mecca Center in Willowbrook, IL, Muslim Advocates, Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative, the Muslim Association of Puget Sound - American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, the Muslim Unity Center in Bloomfeild, MI, Minaret Foundation, Neighborly Faith, Neighbors in Faith, OverZero, Peace Catalyst International, The People’s Supper, ReThink Media, Saint John Lutheran Church in Joliet, IL, Service Never Sleeps, Silk Road Rising, South Dakota Voices for Peace, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Teaching for Change, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, and more.