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Launching the #KnowYourNeighbor
New Year’s Resolutions Campaign
How will you be a better neighbor in 2018?
Working together with more than 100 national partners, join us in launching the Know Your Neighbor New Year’s Resolutions social media campaign between Monday, January 8th and Monday, January 15th, 2018 to take stock of where we’ve been and to look ahead to where we want to go. That’s the meaning of the tradition of New Year’s resolutions.
Most New Year’s resolutions are personal and individual (I resolve to lose weight, I’ll clean out that junk drawer, etc.). This year, however, as we look at where we’ve been, we have to take stock of disturbing developments in our country and the world that we need to respond to not just as individuals but as communities.
This New Year, therefore, should call us to make one simple resolution: to get to know our neighbors and to encourage and enable encounter and mutual learning among diverse Americans. That’s what ING is doing through our Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters program and indeed through all of our work in countering Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry, while promoting interfaith and intercultural education and engagement. If we all join together in this effort, we can realize our vision of an America where pluralism unites us, and contributes to our shared humanity and national prosperity.
We invite you to participate in this campaign by:
- Sharing Your Resolutions on social media using the #KnowYourNeighbor hashtag. You could share videos, pictures, posts, or relevant news articles. We ask that you use #KnowYourNeighbor so that we can share your posts as well as those of others participating in this campaign.
- Sharing Campaign Content: if you don’t want to create your own content, we have many sample videos, posts, tweets, and memes that we’ve created for the campaign. See the campaign page.
- Spreading the Word: share this campaign with your networks to encourage community members across the nation to share their ideas on being a better neighbor this coming year.
We hope you will join us in this effort toward renewing our commitments to our communities and each other! Our previous campaigns have reached over 5 million people around the country.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation. A reminder will be sent before the campaign begins on January 8th.
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