February 2024 Resource Roundup

Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign
14 min readMar 4, 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.

Shoulder to Shoulder Updates & Highlighted Resources

Ramadan Is Coming!

March 11 — April 10, 2024

The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign’s Annual Ramadan Campaign is an effort to identify, uplift, and connect people to Iftars open to interfaith guests across the United States of America to support local relationship-building among Muslim communities and those of other faiths and cultural backgrounds.

Spring Holy Days Resources

Sharing these resources for the upcoming spring holy days

Upcoming Important Dates

March Women’s History Month & Beginning of Ramadan (Mar 10, 2024 — Apr 9, 2024)

  • Mar 8: International Women’s Day
  • Mar 10: Harriet Tubman Day
  • Mar 10 — Apr 9: Beginning of Ramadan
  • Mar 15: International Day to Combat Islamophobia — What will your community do to mark this important day?
  • March 16: 6 Asian women killed in spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, GA.
  • Mar 19: Nowruz
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the United Nations.
  • Mar 23/24: Purim (Jewish)
  • Mar 25: Holi
  • March 27: Muslim Women’s Day
  • Mar 31: Easter — Western (Christian)
  • 2024 Religious Holidays Calendar from Encounter World Religions, an organization promoting pluralism and religious literacy.
  • AntiRacism Calendar
  • Equal Justice Initiative Calendar




  • The 2024 BJC Fellows application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15. Open to young adults ages 25 to 45 who want to expand their understanding of religious liberty, it includes a Seminar in Colonial Williamsburg from July 24–28. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a BJC Fellow, you have the next two weeks to finish and submit your application! Click here to learn more and apply. FYI…Please encourage any past applicants to reapply. The 2024 Seminar will take place July 24–28, 2024. (Shoulder to Shoulder’s Director of Strategic Communications, Rev. Cassandra Lawrence, was a 2022 Fellow.)
  • 2024 Public Leaders for Inclusion Council | America Indivisible | The Public Leaders for Inclusion Council (PLC) is a leadership development program that equips public servants in elected, appointed, and professional positions to explore practices and policies that challenge anti-Muslim racism and other forms of hate while building inclusion and social resilience in their communities.
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry is launching a new certificate program in summer 2024. Courage to Preach is a six-credit post-master’s certificate program that will train participants to read and interpret Scripture and use it as a foundational collection to preach on contemporary issues, such as racial, economic, and environmental justice. The program will teach methods for preaching and teaching diverse audiences. It is especially attuned to the various opportunities, contexts, and media that can be most effective for reaching young adults.
  • Sojourners Fellowship Program Do you know a recent college grad or someone seeking a meaningful career who is interested in faith and social justice? Sojourners’ year-long fellowship program offers an entry-level position at Sojourners’ offices in Washington, D.C., combined with community living for mutual support and personal growth. Apply by March 8 for the next cohort, which starts in August 2024.
  • Centro Pro Unione Summer Course in Ecumenism June 24-July 12, 2024 Applications are open (until March 31, 2024) for the summer course in ecumenical and interreligious movements at the Centro Pro Unione, located on the historic Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome. Information Here
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF’s) Scholarship Application is open until March 21st, 2024 for the 2024–25 school year. Every year, ISF awards up to $10,000 in scholarships to up-and-coming changemakers in media, policy, public interest law, and film.
  • ISF’s paid 9-month Congressional Policy Fellowship are being accepted on a rolling basis. Through a 9-month paid fellowship, young professionals gain real-world experience working on legislative and public policy issues in Congress. This opportunity is for American Muslims committed to a career in public service.
  • Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice 2024 Certificate Program. June 17–21, 2024 Applicants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their academic institutions, denominations, and congregations (most participants are sponsored either partially or fully by their academic institutions). For more information about the Certificate Program, including how to apply, please visit the following website: https://www.faithandjusticeacademy.com/


  • 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
  • Reflective Leadership Grants | Duke Divinity School | Reflective Leadership Grants provide Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps
  • 2024 Election Grants | Protect Democracy and Interfaith America have launched an Request For Proposals for $15,000 and $1,000 grants to faith-based organizations who commit to work to support the 2024 election. The purpose of these funds is to provide an early boost to efforts to support and protect the 2024 election.

Call to Action

  • Clergy Network | TurnOutSunday
  • Building Movement Project invites organizational leaders to participate in a brief survey aimed at understanding how nonprofits are navigating the current political climate and facing legal and legislative challenges on core progressive issues. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/political-climate-survey
  • Fragments seeks articles of 1,000 or 2,000 words that address our core questions from a wide range of fields and perspectives: Jewish text, history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, explorations of antisemitism, and more. Submit pitches using this form. Fragments is an initiative of Emor, an invitation to explore one topic from multiple angles, always with a deep dive into Jewish wisdom. Our third issue of Fragments asks: How can Jews work toward a vibrant multiracial democracy from a stance that is not fear-based? What aspects and institutions of our democracy are we fighting to protect, fighting to win back, or fighting to create? How does Judaism in particular — our sacred texts, history, and literature — teach us about this struggle and point ways forward?
  • Add a Middle Eastern North African category in California | A multi-partner letter campaign for California-based organizations urging the California State Legislature to. You can find the landing page here.


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Showing up for one another doesn’t require heroic gestures. It means training ourselves to approach, even when our instinct tells us to withdraw. It means picking up the phone and calling our friend or colleague who is suffering. It means going to the funeral and to the house of mourning. It also means going to the wedding and to the birthday dinner. Reach out in your strength, step forward in your vulnerability. Err on the side of presence. — Rabbi Sharon Brous



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