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Coming as Strangers, Leaving as Friends

The 2018 Ramadan season began on May 15th. That evening, Muslims gathered around the country and the world to celebrate the first Iftar dinner of the year. This tradition is one that Muslims celebrate yearly following the lunar calendar as an important part of the holy month of Ramadan. This month is marked by fasting[…]

The values of a P.E.A.C.E. builder

The values of a P.E.A.C.E. builder

Peace is not just the absence of violence, but the presence of justice and harmony. Peace is not a state of being, but a state of doing– we must work for it continuously and encourage those in our communities to do the same. P (Pray) – Any kind of peace-building starts with connecting to our Creator.[…]

Becoming immune to the ‘us vs them’ mentality

Becoming immune to the ‘us vs them’ mentality

“Fear arises from misunderstanding [and] from getting our information exclusively from [the] media. By building a personal relationship with people across different faith especially at a young age, we can strength communities and [become] immune to the us vs them mentality.” This is what a Christian young adult said after visiting a Muslim home for[…]

Grassroots efforts continue: update!

Grassroots efforts continue: update!

Time flies and the world around us is changing fast. Both the challenges that we face and the opportunities that come our way continue to increase. The following is a quick recap of what has happened in the last 8 months. In the Spring of 2016, the volunteer work we do to bring people of[…]

Get inspired: Global Muslim-Christian Peace-building Stories

Get inspired: Global Muslim-Christian Peace-building Stories

After nearly 3 weeks of traveling and meeting many Muslims and Evangelical Christians from literally all over the world at international conferences on peace-building, our 2F1F Team member was deeply inspired by the great work many are doing, but also even more aware of the need for this worldwide. “Let me start with the bad[…]

Reflecting on my internship with 2F1F

Reflecting on my internship with 2F1F

As I think back over my time as an intern with 2 Faiths, 1 Friendship (2F1F) I am reminded of why I wanted to be a part of this work. One of the things I am most passionate about is the importance of building peace between Muslim and Christian communities. The most essential element to[…]

The transformative power of meeting at the dinner table

The transformative power of meeting at the dinner table

Amid the string of discouraging news reports this summer, several homes across Southern California served as hubs of light illuminating the darkness around us. Where there was suspicion, fear, and mistrust around the world, these special homes promoted hospitality, friendship, and love. For the second year in a row, the “2 Faiths, 1 Friendship” movement[…]

New City; New Lives Impacted

New City; New Lives Impacted

This post is written by our awesome Intern, Cliff. He helps with our events, builds new connections with Muslims and Christians interested in peace-building, does research projects, and so much more. He rocks! Interested in interning with us as well? Email us: 2 faiths 1 friendship @ gmail . com ****** Thank you to all those[…]

Journeying in Friendship Together: March Re-cap

Journeying in Friendship Together: March Re-cap

What a month! March caught us up in a whirlwind of peace-building opportunities beginning with our “2 Faiths 1 Friendship” Mixer on the 6th, followed by a talk at an evangelical Christian school a few days after that, and capped off by our fifth Training 101 course last Saturday. About 150 Muslim and Christian friends attended[…]

You can make a great difference!

You can make a great difference!

Do you feel a yearning for Muslim-Christian peace-building and would like to see our work continue? We’re looking to raise $2,500 to support our efforts in the year to come. This way, we can keep our events free for those who attend. Here is a breakdown of how the funds will be used: * 4 big Friendship[…]