Week 2: January 27– February 02
The Standing on the Side of Love campaign is rooted in Unitarian Universalist principles, but our spirit is interfaith and increasingly we encompass individuals from many faith traditions. Nevertheless, we all believe that each of us is connected and that it takes a village to build the Beloved Community. Let us unite with those from different backgrounds who share our common goal of a more just and loving world.
The Month Ahead
Wednesday, January 30
“The true servants of the Most Merciful are those who behave gently and with humility on earth, and whenever the foolish quarrel with them, they reply with [words of] peace.”
– Al-Furqan 25:63
Learn how to counter anti-Muslim bigotry in your community during our “Taking Action Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry” webinar on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm ET. Click here to register.
Sign up to become a Shoulder-to-Shoulder Community Member! Community Membership in the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign provides state, local, and regional faith-based organizations with resources to address anti-Muslim discrimination in their community and across the country. The Community Membership network connects people, information, and action opportunities to raise a unified religious voice in support of American religious diversity. Email Campaign Director Christina Warner for more details.
Action for Families:
Find out: what are the five pillars of Islam? Are these similar to the core beliefs of any other religions?
- Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry from the Southern Poverty Law Center
- Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center
- ”Muslims & Islam in the United States” Fact Sheet
- “Sharia” Fact Sheet
- “Diversity in Islam” Fact Sheet
- Reason vs. Rhetoric: Understanding American Muslims video series from the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding