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Know Your Neighbors: Multifaith Encounters has launched a bi-monthly webinar series in an effort to share interfaith ideas and resources within and outside of the coalition. Below are links to recordings of past webinars and resources shared by the participants, as well as links to upcoming webinars that are available to join.
July 26th, 2017: Know Your Humanist Neighbor: Discussing the importance of including humanists in interfaith dialogue
Facilitated by ING Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this webinar explored the various ways that Humanists contribute to interfaith dialogue and questions our Humanists neighbors are often asked about their role in interfaith conversations.
May 17th, 2017: How to Engage in Interfaith Work During Ramadan
Facilitated by ING Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this webinar explored the various ways that mosques, Muslims, and their allies can engage in interfaith work during Ramadan, with a particular focus on inviting other faiths to participate in Ramadan events. We heard from Ameena Jandali of Islamic Networks Group – ING, Faizan Syed from CAIR-St. Louis, Jeff Eagan from Se7enfast, and Tim Brauhn from ING (representing Shoulder-to-Shoulder).
Find or Promote Interfaith Iftar events in your area
Contact Jeff Eagan for more information
Islamic Networks Group
Frequently asked questions about Muslim Americans
Order ING’s Ramadan & Eid Arts & Crafts Kit
Shoulder to Shoulder
April 26th, 2017: Demystifying Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam
Facilitated by ING’s Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters webinar explored the basics of Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam. We heard from INGYouth Coordinator Ishaq Pathan, Gurwin Singh Ahuja from the National Sikh Campaign, and Padma Mana from the Hindu American Foundation.
April 12th, 2017: Interfaith Dinner Dialogues: How to Host in Your Community
Facilitated by ING’s Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters webinar reviewed tips, tricks, and resources for hosting interfaith dinner dialogues, a powerful way to create community bonds while breaking religious stereotypes. We were joined by Rev. Jennifer Bailey from the Faith Matters Network/100 Days 100 Dinners, Carol Flores from Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and Chip Harrod from the Bridges of Faith Trialogue.
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
Islamic Networks Group
March 8th, 2017: Interfaith 101: First Steps in Building Interfaith Relations
Facilitated by Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance that featured prominent interfaith organizations who gave their tips and tricks for interfaith efforts, such as sharing tools for starting an interfaith group and ways to foster ongoing interfaith efforts. We were joined by Megan Lane of the Interfaith Youth Core, Sari Heidenreich of the United Religions Initiative–North America, and Skyler Oberst of the Spokane Interfaith Council.
United Religions Initiative
- URI North America’s resource library
- URI Global’s resource library
- Scarboro Mission’s Interfaith Dialogue library, partiuclarly their curriculum resources and principles and guidelines for interfaith dialogue
- Responding to Bigotry:
- Starting an interfaith group
- Model Appreciative Inquiry for initial gathering
- A PDF and video guide for starting an interfaith group/URI Cooperation Circle
- Cooperation Circle Management Tips
- Interfaith Leadership
- Relationship Building:
- Joining URI: Connecting to a Global Network
Interfaith Youth Core
- Interfaith Youth Core Resource Library: www.ifyc.org/resources
- Inter, IFYC’s online magazine: http://inter.ifyc.org/
- Interfaith Cooperation 101: https://www.ifyc.org/sites/default/files/u4/Interfaith%20Cooperation%20101.pdf
- Frameworks for Interfaith Conversations: https://www.ifyc.org/resources/frameworks-interfaith-conversations
- 4 Ways to Make a Service Project Interfaith [Video]: https://www.ifyc.org/resources/4-ways-make-service-project-interfaith
- Facilitator’s Tool: Interfaith Conversations on Shared Values: https://www.ifyc.org/resources/facilitators-tools-interfaith-conversations-shared-values
February 22nd, 2017: “Meet a Muslim” and Other Ways to Address Islamophobia in Your Community
Facilitated by Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance on different methods of combatting Islamophobia in our communities. Mona Haydar, Catherine Orsborn, Moina Shaiq, Shakila Ahmad, and Ameena Jandali focused on tips for “Meet a Muslim” events, “Open Mosque” forums, ways those of other faith traditions can be an effective ally to the Muslim community, and ways to respond to frequently asked questions about Muslims.
Kate Chance and Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
Muslim American FAQs https://ing.org/resources/factsheets/answers-to-frequently-asked-questions/
Kate’s article on being an ally to the Muslim community http://www.patheos.com/blogs/altmuslim/2017/01/10-ways-effective-ally-muslim-community/
Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins
Guide to Meet a Muslim events http://thewhitestone.org/site/solution-idea/meet-muslim-combating-stereotypes-one-person-time
Shakila T Ahmad, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and BRIDGES of Faith Trialogue resources
Powerpoint presentation used during Meet a Muslim events
Ten things you can do for the Muslim community
Islamophobia-not in our community!
Catherine Orsborn, Shoulder to Shoulder
February 15th, 2017: Grounding, Re-focus, and Living the Best Expressions of our Faiths
The panel was moderated by ING’s Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, and we heard from Jer Swigart, Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project, Tarek El-Messidi, Founding Director of CelebrateMercy, Rabbi David Jaffe, Founding Director of the Kirva Institute, and Dr. Ji Hyang Padma, from the California Institute for Human Science.
From David Jaffe:
Focus Phrases for Staying Grounded
From Jer Swigart:
From United Religions Initiative:
Here is a collection of quotes that are grounding and uplifting.
Here is the text for an interfaith candle lighting service.
And here are prayers for peace from different religious traditions.
From United Religions Initiative:
Here is a program bank for World Interfaith Harmony Week (which just ended on the 7th of this month) and International Day of Peace — but the programs in it could really be used at any time during the year.
Here is a map of URI Cooperation Circles and Affiliates in the US and Canada, if folks are looking to connect with a local interfaith group, or email [email protected].