Podcast: What it Means to Stand Together

Podcast: What it Means to Stand Together

“Legitimacy can be established through credentials … or it can be established through a track record and work experience, that you have indicated through some type of continuous effort that you are someone worth listening to.” “Our bigger challenge today is … the amount of indifference that exists.  That you see injustice taking place in front of you, and you have the ability to do something about it, and you still don’t.  You can have a perspective on a person or a community that they represent, without having ever met someone from that community.” “Find the courage to go and be with those who are different rather than waiting for them to be with you.” In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn interviews Imam Khalid Latif, who shares with us his experience as the first Muslim chaplain of NYU, the emerging faith leadership of young adults, and how conviction inspires and necessitates a person to work across faith lines. We’re pleased that this episode will be the first entry in the Storybank of Religions for Peace USA’s “Our Muslim Neighbor” initiative, a long-term collective impact effort geared toward combating Islamophobia with a positive, informed, and consistent message of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. We hope you will not just listen to this series, but download the podcasts to hear while driving, jogging, or washing the dishes.  And subscribe in order to be alerted when new installments are available.  It’s a great way to learn about the faiths of our New York City neighbors. What it Means to Stand Together...
Our Muslim Neighbor Conference in Nashville, TN 2015

Our Muslim Neighbor Conference in Nashville, TN 2015

On September 26th 2015, the Our Muslim Neighbor conference was held in Nashville Tennessee. We welcomed over 130 attendees of many races and religions who gathered for a day of workshops, lectures and community networking to build a stronger movement in the fight against islamophobia. Our keynoters were: Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Rev. Richard Cizik, and Maj. Gen Douglas Stone Check out the video to the...
Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative – Nashville United For Chattanooga Families Fundraiser

Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative – Nashville United For Chattanooga Families Fundraiser

The Muslim Community and Interfaith Partners in TN respond: Launch fundraiser for attack victims’ families  The Chattanooga families lost fathers, brothers, and sons in a deplorable act of violence on July 16th.  We wish to send a powerful message of unity and compassion through action. This is why the Faith and Culture Center | Our Muslim Neighbor initiative in coordination with the Muslim community in Chattanooga, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and our interfaith partners are leading efforts to raise $20,000 for the families of the five victims by July 31st. We cannot do it alone, we need your help.    All of the funds contributed will be verified and dispersed through the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga 7-16 Freedom Fund to cover college scholarships and educational expenses for spouses and children of the affected families. If you would like to mail a check, please make the check out to Faith and Culture Center, and mail to: P.O. Box 112045  Nashville, TN 37222. Please note in the memo: 7-16 Freedom Fund. Faith and Culture Center | Our Muslim Neighbor will cover all administrative and processing fees associated in this effort, so your gift will have the maximum impact. We strongly urge you to take part in this action; give and help our community...
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....

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