January 2023 Resource Roundup

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

The notes below are a selection of public resources and events shared by network members and our various partners and friends. If you’re interested in learning more about our Shoulder to Shoulder Community Network, contact us and/or check out our website.

S2S Programmatic Updates:

  • Spring Holy Days | Spring Solstice March 20. Ramadan Mar 22, 2023 — April 21 (Eid al Fitr). Passover April 5 -13. Mahavir Jayanti April 4. Theravada New Year April 6. Easter: Western April 9 & Orthodox April 16. Vaisakhi April 13/14. Ridván April 20 — May 2.

Resources & Upcoming Opportunities

Shared from various partners and friends:


  • Belonging: A Weekly Practice Mondays. Is Belonging a destination, a practice or both? How do we cultivate the skills, flexibility and muscle to make belonging real? How do we balance belonging in society at large, ourselves, and our relationships? Have you attended past Othering and Belonging Institute events and want to dig in a little deeper? Join us in a weekly practice space hosted by the Othering and Belonging Institute (OBI) and facilitated by Sarah Crowell, Evan Bissell, and Ashley Gallegos. In this 60 minute drop-in we’ll mix reflection, movement and critical inquiry to stretch our own understandings and applications of belonging. This is a space for discussion, co-creation and growth. https://belonging.berkeley.edu/belonging-weekly-practice?emci=bd6a0ec0-b680-ed11-9d7a-000d3a9eb913&emdi=b29f13a5-5a81-ed11-9d7a-000d3a9eb913&ceid=10413334


  • Apply now for the 2023 class of BJC Fellows! This program provides young professionals the opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty and develop skills to advocate for the cause. http://BJConline.org/Fellows Our Communications and Community Engagement Manager, Cassandra Lawrence, is a 2022 BJC Fellow and is happy to talk with anyone who has questions about the program.





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Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | The Power of Ideas: Words of Faith and Wisdom

“We still have to fight for the truth that every group should feel safe; and that our differences, not just our similarities, are what make us human … A society that has no room for difference has no room for humanity … Where there is hate, freedom dies.”



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

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