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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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![…]

“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[…]

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[…]

“Two Faiths, One Friendship” Mixer re-cap

We would like to thank all those who came out in support of our first “Two Faiths, One Friendship” mixer on Feb. 22! We were honored to see so many smiling faces. The positive energy in the room was exhilarating! Despite heavy rain and traffic, over 100 Muslims and Christians gathered at a community center to[…]