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Faith Over Fear: Four-hour Ally Training
February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Each year anti-Muslim hate groups spend over $30 million dollars to make Americans afraid of Muslims and Islam. The websites, YouTube videos, books, white papers and media appearances of the Islamophobia industry turn the hearts and minds of people against one another, paving the way for a more divided, fearful future. Politicians divide American citizens from one another by promoting anti-Muslim bigotry and tearing “We the people” apart.
We don’t have to live in that future. Together we can build one based on our shared values and vision for America.
Faith leaders can play a key role in sharing accurate information about Islam and Muslims, creating relationships between different faith communities and participating in the beloved community for which we all long. Civic leaders, public safety officers and education leaders can play a key role in protecting the civil and religious liberties of all, continuing our work of forming a more perfect union.
Yet Muslims and their allies are daily confronted with challenging questions by people captivated by fear, framed in ways that place them at a significant disadvantage. The Faith Over Fear four-hour Ally Training will give you tested strategies to use in response to these challenging questions – and the fears that underlie them.
Participants will learn about
• Islamophobia and Its Impacts
• Islam and American Muslims
• Effective, Values-Based Messaging
• How to Respond to Difficult Questions
Dar Alarqam Islamic Center, Islamic Center of Mukilteo, Point of Grace Lutheran & Trinity Lutheran Church
MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), The Treacy Levine Center, Neighbors in Faith, The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, Faith Action Network, Council on American-Islamic Relations WA, Church Council of Greater Seattle, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, The Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA, The Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA & Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ