November 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. 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:
On the horizon:
- Youth Convening to connect on how to address religious & racial discrimination
- 2 in-person Faith Over Fear trainings (Grand Rapids, MI & Orange City, IA, dates pending)
- April 2022 Messaging campaign (Ramadan, Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi will share the same week/day. This hasn’t happened since 1991)
Resources & Upcoming Opportunities shared from various partners, friends, and leaders in the field:
If there’s something you’d like to see added in future resource roundups, please let us know! Email Cassandra at email@example.com
- The Manekin-Clark Lecture: Recapturing the Prophetic Tradition: A Challenge for Interreligious Dialogue Dr. Susanah Heschel. Monday, December 6. 7:00–8:30 PM ET. Over the last half-century, interreligious dialogue has made tremendous strides and compiled a laudable record of achievements. What was once considered extraordinary is now in many circles commonplace: we read and study one another’s scriptures, learn our respective histories, and engage one another on a deep, personal level. But has our dialogue grown stale and repetitive? Dr. Susannah Heschel offers a friendly critique and challenge, drawing on the legacy of her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose work and writings on the prophetic tradition offer a model to sharpen future dialogue and inspire us to move beyond the comfort of our own traditions, viewpoints, and assumptions. https://icjs.org/manekin-clark-lecture-2021/
Grants and Fellowships
- Rick Love Peace Awards: ($2,000 awarded to 1 recipient) Rick Love was deeply concerned about the deteriorating narratives surrounding Muslims in the United States and globally, and to honor his work and passion, as well as the roots of Peace Catalyst International, one award will be presented to an individual or group working specifically among Christians and Muslims. Application Due November 26 https://www.peacecatalyst.org/rick-love-award?fbclid=IwAR1bDVf3SsljKSEzhYzQomNFFd5v039B-px7YCPDb-uBsRRPWA_FLf_6tM0
- 2022 Solidarity Arts Fellowship program This SoCal-based, 6-month fellowship is for Muslim & Japanese American young adults between 18 and 25 with a desire to build transformative relationships, experience multi-disciplinary arts & healing justice practices, and organize to resist Islamophobia and white supremacy. Accepted fellows gain life-changing relationships that strengthen one’s path and trajectory in challenging cyclical oppression, and nourish one’s commitment to developing possibilities for healing and liberation. All interested applicants must submit their responses by Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX9Vn1tS0LC85_2QRDVMq2j2ujWMA7C4mXe9QB7lL7MBZnpA/viewform
- Crossing Divides is a pilot program giving grants to grassroots groups in Arizona, Mississippi, and Nebraska who are working to resolve conflicts in their communities. The call for proposals is open until December 1st, 2021. Crossing Divides • Kindle Project
- Hate Crimes Explained. A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center
- For the past three decades, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator has played a leading role in ensuring that teachers are informed about state standards and U.S. Constitutional guidelines to teaching about religions, and in has been active in creating teaching tools and disseminating resources aligned with these guidelines in professional development settings for educators. Teaching Resources — CCAS
- The 1619 Project and the Long Battle Over U.S. History A poignant piece by Jake Silverstein of The New York Times Magazine, on American historiography and the narratives allowed to be told.
- In this monthly series, “Spiritual Practices to Sustain Our Spirit-Led Work for Justice,” the Christian Education, Faith Formation, and Leadership Development (CEFFLD) Convening Table of the National Council of Churches shares personal stories of practices that have nourished them for the long haul of justice ministries.