Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville | Faith and Culture Center

Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville | Faith and Culture Center

The partnership between Faith and Culture Center and Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville allows staff to resource, equip, and educate members of the Middle Tennessee community to fight Islamophobia. Faith and Culture Center brings Americans of all faiths together in Nashville, TN. The Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative began in 2012 as a national campaign by Religions for Peace USA. A Seat at the Table is an annual event from the Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville that educates members of the Middle Tennessee community about Muslims and Islam. A Seat at the Table is an informal, interfaith discussion over a meal to encourage interfaith dialogue and knowledge. Other Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville | Faith and Culture Center  programs and events that help promote interfaith dialogue are: Nashville Annual Community Iftar, Religious and Community Leaders Conference of Middle Tennessee, Media Training for Community Leaders, Community Forums, and Our Muslim Neighbor Conference....
Religions for Peace USA : What You Can Learn from the Fight to End Islamophobia

Religions for Peace USA : What You Can Learn from the Fight to End Islamophobia

This webinar is the third in the series of educational webinars that teach people how to advocate for peace and justice through the interfaith movement. The goal of these webinars is to equip and educate ourselves to advocate in our communities. In addition, there is a deep need in the interfaith movement to connect local leaders across the country and see how leaders of all faiths can work towards peace together. Previous webinars have covered topics such as immigration reform and Islamophobia....
2nd Annual Iftar Celebration – Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville

2nd Annual Iftar Celebration – Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative Nashville

200 members of Middle Tennessee’s community leaders participated in the 2nd Annual Iftar Celebration.  During the dinner, people of all faiths and background discussed the importance of interfaith dialogue and creating a peaceful environment for all people. The Iftar celebration was hosted by Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative, a public education campaign to increase understanding of Islam and Muslims in Middle Tennessee.  ...
Rashmee Sharif – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Rashmee Sharif – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Rashmee Sharif is an Internal Consultant for CIGNA Health Insurance and is on the Board of Directors of Faith and Culture Center. Sharif has never experienced Islamophobia herself, which she credits to being from Alabama. Sharif says that by wearing a scarf and representing her religion, she is lucky to have a platform to spread her ideas and represent Islam. Sharif loves the vibrant Muslim community in Middle Tennessee. What draws Sharif to the region is the sincere commitment in Nashville to make the city welcoming to all people of all faiths....
Kamel Daouk – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Kamel Daouk – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Kamel Daouk, originally from Lebanon, is the Vice President of MKD International, which he started with his two bothers in 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville stood out to the Daouk brothers to start their business because of the great distribution possibilities. Following the ethos of the American Dream, Daouk believes that it does not matter where you are from or who you are when it comes to achieving great things, what matters is what you bring to the table. Daouk is originally from Lebanon and is involved in the Muslim community in Nashville. He wants to educate Americans on Islam and help bring to everyone’s attention that Muslims are a part of American society. Daouk notes how many of the principles of Islam overlap with the principles of  a democratic society. In his free time, Daouk loves to hike locally in Nashville and in Tennessee....
Rashed Fakhruddin – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Rashed Fakhruddin – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Rashed Fakhruddin serves as the President of the Mosque at the Islamic Center of Nashville. At the Center, Fakhruddin encourages people of any faith to come and meet Muslims and learn more about Islam. He is passionate about fighting bigotry and racism and promoting a peaceful environment. Fakhruddin enjoys speaking to youth at local schools about a variety of topics, including professionalism. Fakhruddin, an electrical engineer, moved to Nashville when he was 1 year old from Bangladesh....

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