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: 8-month update!

Grassroots efforts continue: 8-month 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. Our last post on this website was in September 2016. Since then, Sondos started[…]

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, I am both 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 news: No[…]

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[…]

Triple cord of gratitude: A year in review

Triple cord of gratitude: A year in review

Wow! So much has happened in one year that it is hard to even comprehend and write a neat post about. After scrolling through a year of posts in the forms of personal reflections and community stories, there are three things I am most grateful for: 1. My friendship with Sondos Our own ‘2 Faiths[…]

My inspiration: One year ago today

My inspiration: One year ago today

“Mama, can we go somewhere fun?” my kids asked me as I picked them up from Saturday school. I explained that no, we couldn’t because I was feeling sad to have lost a dear teacher that morning, and that I wanted nothing more than to go home. I did remind them, however, that later we had[…]

My experience with Dressember

My experience with Dressember

This post is written by Noor, a Muslim High School student that participated in Dressember. ——————- What would it look like if Muslims and Christians combined their efforts to end human trafficking? Our joint struggle can truly mean something to the men and women who are unable to fight, which is all the more reason[…]

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![…]

Taking a stand for dignity

Taking a stand for dignity

What do you get when you put Muslim women, Christian women, and 31 days of dresses together? You get a group of fashionable ladies who are deeply committed to seeing justice served, dignity restored, and oppression eradicated in the world!     We are a group of Muslim and Christian women participating in Dressember, a[…]

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