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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Crossing the great divide: The doorstep

Crossing the great divide: The doorstep

At 7:30pm, the doorbell rings. On one side of the door are the hosts, who, despite having been fasting from food and drink for the past 16 hours, have prepared a delicious iftar dinner for company. They are excited to share this Ramadan meal but are also nervous about hosting strangers at their home. Will my[…]

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[…]

Faith in Action: “Love Your Neighbor”

Faith in Action: “Love Your Neighbor”

“Michal and I wanted nothing more than to drive to Phoenix and stand in solidarity with the mosque that was going to be protested by a radical biker gang. When we first heard the news, Michal and I immediately thought of the “ring of peace” that Muslims formed around a targeted synagogue in Oslo and around a[…]

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