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Sharing Christmas traditions with Muslim friends

Sharing Christmas traditions with Muslim friends

There were moments in December that shook our respective communities to the core — between the San Bernardino attacks, outrageous remarks by public figures, and a pushback in accepting international refugees, local Muslims and Christians were left wondering how to eclipse all of the hate with an outpouring of love. Enter the “2 Faiths 1 Friendship” Christmas dinners![…]

Five steps to making a Change

Five steps to making a Change

It is easy to feel very overwhelmed when we see the images on our screens of terror around the world. We can feel helpless and numb. That’s okay to feel for a little bit as you process the grief and shock. However, it’s important to channel and transform those emotions into positive actions rather than[…]

When terrorists strike…how should we respond? Our story.

When terrorists strike…how should we respond? Our story.

With the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, the past few days have proved emotionally and spiritually challenging. Through God’s perfect timing and mercy, however, we were grateful for the opportunity to process our emotions with a group of peace-building Muslims and Christians all weekend long. On Friday evening, thirty Muslim and Christian young adults met at[…]

“It Takes a Village” – all ages take steps to become Change Agents

“It Takes a Village” – all ages take steps to become Change Agents

“Are you nervous? Because I’m nervous!” The crowd giggled — yes, nervously — at the presenter’s pointed honesty at the third “2 Faiths 1 Friendship” Mixer last Saturday afternoon. Since the theme of the afternoon was self-awareness, we tried to appropriately honedin on the emotions in the room of over 100 Muslims and Christians gathered together in[…]

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Ahmed & Gregg

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Ahmed & Gregg

How did you become friends? Gregg: We met at a “Meet Your Neighbor” event organized by our church and mosque in 2011.  We paired up during an exercise where Muslims and Christians were grouped on a 1:1 basis to exchange answers to non-threatening questions. Ahmed: We continued to meet at subsequent events and then started[…]

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Engie & Melody

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Engie & Melody

How did you become friends? Engie: Melody and I met at the amazing “People of Peace” documentary filming! We were paired as Muslim-Christian friends because we’re similar ages … and honestly I couldn’t have found a more beautiful person to be friends with! Melody is a true gem and a genuinely pious, compassionate human being! She exemplifies[…]

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Jill & Rabia

Muslim-Christian Friendship: Jill & Rabia

How did you become friends? We both were introduced to each other at the shooting of the documentary at a Mosque about Muslims and Christians learning about each other. We had a lot in common and decided to continue the friendship that started at the event. We went on hikes together, visited a Christmas Service[…]

Peace begins with me

About 100 Muslims and Christians joined together last Wednesday to enjoy an evening dedicated to peacemaking, dialogue, and understanding. We would like to thank our speakers  for inspiring us with their words and work. We would also like to thank our Muslim and Christian guests for attending despite the weekday crunch! Your presence and support[…]

From Hesitation to a Hug

By Anonymous My friend, a devout Christian, texted me on Saturday and asked if we could go for a hike. Luckily, I didn’t have any plans and agreed. We ended up having such a wonderful heart to heart conversation in a peaceful setting amongst the trees and greenery. Comfortable in God’s beautiful creation, we discussed[…]

Coffee, Cookies, & Connecting Faith

Coffee, Cookies, & Connecting Faith

By Hosai On Wednesday, March 18, I was blessed to join a group of Christian and Muslim women at a popular coffee shop for a fellowship meeting. We first met a few weeks back at a Friendship Mixer called “Two Faiths, One Friendship” which promotes healthy dialogues between Christians and Muslims. After our brief encounter[…]