May 2022 Resource Roundup

Shoulder to Shoulder Camp
7 min readJun 6, 2022


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. 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 S2S Community Network, contact us and/or check out our website.

S2S Programmatic Updates

  • Public conversation June 15th 1–2 pm ET: I’m not a Muslim; why should I care about addressing anti-Muslim discrimination? Jordan Denari Duffner and Rabbi Burt Visotzky. Register Here
  • Public Conversation July 7th 11am-12 pm ET : Responding to Racialized Religious Discrimination in our Schools with Dr. Amaarah DeCuir. Register here.

Resources & Upcoming Opportunities — Shared and copy/pasted from various partners and friends:


  • Tuesday June 7 The National American Muslim Policy Conference is a joint initiative by Muslim Community leaders and experts addressing Muslim Policy Priorities and challenges. This joint initiative by the American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), Emgage Action, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), IL Muslim Civic Coalition (the Coalition), and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), aims to bring together policymakers and community leaders to craft a comprehensive, realistic policy agenda.
  • Transformative Conversations will present on findings from a cutting edge public opinion and messaging study conducted in 2018, that utilized deep canvassing to identify what moves conflicted individuals towards favorable and supportive views of immigration. In collaboration with the Immigration Strategic Messaging Project, we surveyed voters to measure the effects deep canvassing has on both people’s opinion on immigration policy and implicit bias. The results showed overwhelmingly that deep canvassing not only moves voters at their door towards more supportive views of immigrants, but also that this movement is lasting. Wednesday, June 8 from Noon-1 PM CT. Tuesday, June 21 from 4–5 PM CT. Please register for the trainings here.
  • On Being Muslim: An Online Event with Zeyneb Sayilgan. Islam is a religion that nourishes body, heart, mind and soul. The word Islam literally means peace, surrender, and submission. A Muslim is one who has made a conscious decision to freely surrender and submit to the one and only God, the creator of every thing and every being. ICJS Muslim Scholar Zeyneb Sayilgan will explain how Muslims try to embody these ideals in everyday life. Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Noon–1 PM EDT Via Zoom
  • Tri-Faith Initiative and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce the first annual “Race, Religion, and Social Justice” (RRSJ) conference, which will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 on the Tri-Faith Commons in Omaha, NE. This year’s theme is Harm, Healing, and Hope. The RRSJ conference objective is to advance interdisciplinary knowledge focused on the intersections of race, religion, and social justice by bringing a diverse group of interdisciplinary scholars; diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) practitioners; community and civic leaders; and corporate executives together to spark cross-sector collaboration in the Midwest.
  • Rice University’s Boniuk Institute presents: Practicing Pluralism: Religion, Culture, and the Arts for Secondary Social Studies and ELAR Educators. June 27–30, 2022. Religious literacy, tolerance, and understanding depend on the study and practice of pluralism, from local to global levels, especially as multicultural democracies around the world are under stress. This online professional development course for secondary social studies and ELAR teachers will align to the Texas standards, and engage local and global topics in religion, explored through history, geography, culture, and the arts more broadly designed for inclusion of world religions. Learn more here.
  • Unity March, the first large-scale, Asian American-led march bringing together 25,000+ Asian Americans, immigrants, and allies to Washington, DC on Saturday, June 25, 2022 to unite our voices for change. Recent attacks against Asian American women and elders, including members of our own sangat in Richmond Hill, New York, have created public outcry for solutions for community safety, cross-racial solidarity, and a more inclusive democracy. Today, we are inviting you to join the fight by attending the unity march. Led by SALDEF, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, APIAVote, Gold House, Indian American Impact Project, NCAPA, and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, the Unity March aims to bring advocates and allies to DC, with satellite actions across the country and a full program with speeches by impacted persons and community leaders to tell a story of pan-racial power, unity, and resilience. Sign Up Now to Join the Unity March
  • August 5th will mark the ten-year anniversary of the 2012 Oak Creek gurdwara shooting that ultimately killed seven Sikhs + injured others. Read below to learn how you can engage your sangats + communities to #RememberOakCreek during the August 5th weekend.
  • Interfaith America (formerly Interfaith Youth Core) annual Leadership Summit is the largest gathering of students and educators with a commitment to American religious pluralism. August 12–14th Chicago


  • 18 Million Rising is hiring an Organizing Director! The role of the Organizing Director is integral to the success of our national organizing and movement building for 18MR. They will lead 18MR’s Organizing team in our campaigns, programs, and special projects to ensure that we continue to build trust, collaboration, and deep movement building with our organizational partners, networks, and members. Our 18MR campaigns take on a range of issues facing Asian American communities and other communities of color, focused on racial, economic, and gender justice. This position will be open until filled, but we have a priority application deadline of June 6.
  • The second Muslim Womxn’s Organizing Institute. This year’s theme is building our collective power for just futures. Fellows will receive a 1000 stipend upon completion of the organizing institute. Apply by June 15:
  • What does seeking faith and learning justice look like in our troubled times? The Faith and Justice Fellowship is an opportunity to pursue this crucial question together in community. We invite you to join us for a nine-month journey to explore the spiritual and public dimensions of Christian faith. Each monthly module consists of webinars that frame our conversations with one another. Speakers include Kirsten Powers, Cole Arthur Riley, Mark Noll, and Lisa Sharon Harper. Participants also engage in curated readings, online discussions, and interactive spiritual practices throughout the month. Register by August 15.
  • The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS), in partnership with the Washington Theological Consortium, is hosted a one-week intensive course in Muslim-Christian dialogue for emerging Muslim religious leaders from around the United States and Christian seminarians from the Mid-Atlantic. Learn more here
  • The Building Interfaith America grants are an invitation to identify a need or opportunity in your community, propose a project to address it, and leverage the strength of interfaith cooperation to achieve your goal.






This video from Interfaith America (formerly Interfaith Youth Core) helps us imagine the country that builds our strength from and with our religious, racial, and cultural diversity.



Shoulder to Shoulder Camp

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