April 2024 Resource Roundup

Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign
10 min readMay 6, 2024

Each month, we collect, curate, and collaborate to create this Community and Congregational Network (CCN) Resource Roundup. This Roundup includes jobs, grants, events, reports, articles, movies, toolkits, and more. Each of the items listed in some way contributes to our shared work of building a country where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, including countering anti-Muslim discrimination and violence as just one of the things preventing us from realizing that better world.

Our Shoulder to Shoulder Community & Congregational Network is an opportunity to connect with interfaith and community organizations and leaders throughout the country who are, in some capacity, addressing anti-Muslim discrimination in the U.S. Members share resources, problem-solve, and reflect on this important work in our meetings. Our network includes volunteer-run organizations and organizations with 10+ staff members. Members include organizations in rural, urban, and suburban communities in red, blue, and purple states and beyond. Each of them recognizes anti-Muslim discrimination as a threat to our communities and country. Each is committed to addressing this issue alongside their Muslim neighbors, friends, and siblings in their community.

Know that our Shoulder to Shoulder team is here to support and encourage you in the work however we can. The views expressed in linked resources do not necessarily reflect those of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. If there is something specific you’re looking for but don’t find here or you’re looking for a thought partner, please reach out to us at info@s2scampaign.org If you want to learn more about our Shoulder to Shoulder Community Network, contact us and/or check out our website. You can check out past resource roundups on our Medium Channel.

S2S Updates & Highlighted Resources

  • Countering anti-Muslim Discrimination trainings, workshops and presentations. Over the last four months we have had a rise in requests for trainings, workshops, and presentations on anti-Muslim discrimination in the U.S. and how faith communities can respond. If you’re looking for support and resources, our team is here to help you and your communities. Reach out to us: info@S2SCampaign.org

Upcoming Important Dates

  • 2024 Religious Holidays Calendar from Encounter World Religions, an organization promoting pluralism and religious literacy. Recognizing the religious holidays of others is a great way to make folks feel seen and foster conversation and connection. Encounter World Religion’s new 2024 Holiday Guide is perfect for workplaces, schools, community groups or anyone wanting to know more about the celebrations and seasonal festivals of their neighbors.
  • May 2: National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 5: Easter — Orthodox (Christian)
  • May 6: (1882) Asian Exclusion Act Passed
  • May 8: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • May 6–12: Children’s Book Week
  • May 13: International Hummus Day
  • May 16: National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day
  • May 19th Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X (Yuri and Malcolm) Birthday
  • May 26: (1924) Johnson-Reed Immigration Act barred all immigration from Asia and limited immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe
  • May 27/8: Ascension of the Baha-u-llah (Bahai)
  • June: Pride Month, Immigrant Rights Month, Torture Awareness Month (Check out the National Religious Campaign Against Torture)
  • June 4: The anniversary of the 19th Amendment
  • June 6: London Ontario, Canadan, Muslim family killed
  • June 12: Pulse Night Club Shooting
  • June 12: International Falafel Day
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day — Consider a multifaith community blood drive.



  • Strategic Communications Coordinator — Define American
  • United Church of Christ office is hiring a Program Assistant Position | Please see the description and help spread the word! The deadline to apply is May 17th!
  • Center for Security, Race and Rights is currently accepting applications for a part time social media consultant. Interested persons with demonstrated experience in effectively managing and growing social media accounts, including Twitter and/or TikTok, should send a cover letter and resume to csrr@law.rutgers.edu.
  • Interfaith Alliance is hiring a Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy to join our growing national team. You can read the full job description and information about how to apply here.


  • 2024 Summer Young Religious Leaders Summer Organizing Fellowship | For over fifteen years, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice has introduced young activists to the world of faith-rooted community organizing and to the labor movement through its annual paid summer internship program. The stipend this summer is $7,200. For ten weeks from June 3 to August 9, fellows will undergo intensive training in CLUE’s method of faith-rooted organizing and will work on active social justice campaigns alongside an experienced Faith-Rooted Organizer. Please note this organizing fellowship is not a 9am — 5pm internship, so a flexible schedule is preferred. More Information Here
  • Diversity, Dialogue, & Interfaith Engagement Internship | Interfaith Photovoice | We will be taking on several interns for the upcoming 2024–2025 academic year. Interns will help to coordinate, facilitate, and participate in an Interfaith Photovoice project based in their own location, in addition to other work that will be decided based on the intern’s own interests and strengths, and organizational needs. Learn more and apply on our website.
  • Islamic Speakers Bureau Leadership Institute | Click here to learn more about ISBLI and how to be a part of the class of 2025 | Deadline May 15
  • Policy Fellowship at Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs | The Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31st, 2024, at 11:59 pm CST. The Policy Fellows program is one of the country’s most respected public affairs leadership experiences for emerging and mid-career professionals. The nine-month program is unmatched in its interaction with public officials, leadership training, diversity of participants and perspectives, and opportunity to undertake important projects that benefit the wider community. Apply here.
  • Visual Design for Organizing Apprenticeship: September 17 — October 10, 2024 | From concept to execution, learn how to create designs that stand out, drive action, and help win campaigns. Earn Social Movement Technology’s Certificate in Visual Design for Organizing. For beginners to intermediate. More Information and Application
  • Introduction to Christian Peacebuilding | Peace Catalyst | Join this 6-week online small group to introduce peace-oriented theology, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding skills. As peacebuilders, we recognize that conflict unveils ruptured relationships, both interpersonally and between groups, so conflict can become an opportunity to work toward deeper connection, justice, and God’s shalom. | Information and Registration Here


  • A More Perfect Union is proud to once again provide Ignition Grants to help our partners protect and strengthen democracy. This year, we are excited to award up to $100,000 in Ignition Grants — our largest grant pool yet — to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Jewish Partnership for Democracy working to ensure free, fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2024.
  • Inaya Care Fund from HEART: a grassroots fund for US-based Muslims in need of financial assistance as they navigate grief, organizing, and transitions. (Please share and support this beautiful care fund)
  • Rise Together Fund is offering rapid response grants ranging from $5,000 — $25,000 to U.S. based community organizations. Each inquiry will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Whenever possible, RTF will support organizations with general support grants to allow for organizational flexibility. More Information Here
  • Apps are now open for the Building Movement Project’s Rapid Response Ecosystem Lab! This will be a learning and practice space for nonprofit staff who want to expand their skills in building immediate infrastructure for crisis response. Learn more & apply: https://solidarityis.org/our-work/programs/lab/


Enter Interfaith Photovoice and Interfaith America’s spring religious holidays photo contest for a chance to win $100 gift cards & more great prizes. Any photo taken by you that responds to a spring religious holiday, whether it was this year or five years ago, is fair game. Prizes include signed copies of books by Eboo Patel, $100 Visa gift cards, free workshops, $50 Visa gift cards, and several $20 Visa gift cards. Submit your photos before May 15, 2024.


Election Resources

Educator & Student Resources

  • Know your Rights at Schools | ACLU
  • Addressing Anti-Muslim Discrimination: Resources for building more inclusive classrooms, campuses, and communities
  • Educator’s Toolkit to Address Religious-Based Bullying. Given the prevalence rates and negative mental health outcomes associated with religious-based bullying, it must be considered a public health issue in need of prevention and intervention attention. This brief provides insights from the first-ever National Interfaith Anti-Bullying Summit held in Washington, DC, on December 2–3, 2017. The summit gathered a multitude of experts on the issue, including advocates, researchers, teachers, parents, physicians, mental health practitioners, and, most importantly, targets of bullying to share their stories of the abuse and how it impacted their mental well-being.




Event Recordings

  • Othering & Belonging Conference — Rev. Cassandra Lawrence (Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign’s Director of Strategic Communications) attended this powerful conference. She recommends watching the day three plenaries, which include Collective Memory, Identity, Trauma, and Belonging (Starts at 49:40) Cecilie Surasky; Sherene Seikaly; Naomi Klein; Viet Nguyen. Long Bridging for Belonging and Democracy (Starts at 5:13:40) Panelists DeAngelo Bester, Myriam Méndez Montalvo, Pastor Bob Roberts, Omar Salha, and moderator, Yuna Blajer de la Garza. A Global Arc Toward Belonging (Starts at 6:33:30) Shamil Idriss, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou, and Avila Kilmurray on what is needed to make belonging a global norm.

Articles & Podcasts


for you and for me

*written in Winter of 2017 by Jonathon Stalls of Intrinsic Paths

I’m stepping more towards love

I’m stepping more towards freedom

I’m stepping more towards honesty

I’m stepping more towards dignity

for you, for me

I’m taking greater risk for peace

I’m taking greater risk for justice

I’m taking great risk for what is ours not what is mine

I’m taking greater risk for mother nature

for you, for me

I’m making more room to sit with you…in pain, in longing, in loss

I’m making more room to sit with myself…in pain, in longing, in loss

I’m making more room to invite you to sit with me…in pain, in longing, in loss

for you, for me

I’m going to hug you harder

I’m going to hug you longer

I’m going to let you… hug me

for you, for me

I’m buying less

I’m giving more

I’m wasting less

I’m planting more

for you, for me

I’m spending more time with trees

I’m spending more time with children

I’m spending more time with elders

I’m spending more time in silence

for you, for me

I’m reaching across the aisle

I’m reaching across the street

I’m reaching across the divide

I’m reaching… further into me

for you, for me

more love

more freedom

more healing

more rest

more time

more spirit

more vulnerability

more nature

more wisdom

more humility

for you, for me



Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign

Shoulder to Shoulder is a coalition of 36 religious denominations and organizations committed to standing with American Muslims to advance American ideals