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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[…]

What to do with all the fear?

What to do with all the fear?

As I got ready to go to a bonfire with Muslim and Christian young adults, I realized something terrible had happened that day in Paris and Beirut the day before. I’m not sure why I wasn’t aware of this earlier, but as I scrolled down my Facebook Feed and saw all the responses my mind got anxious and my[…]

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[…]

Celebrating our 6-month-aversary and looking to the Future

This past week we celebrate six months since we went ‘live’ with our 2 Faiths 1 Friendship initiative! We especially want to celebrate and thank you, our readers, for what you’ve accomplished in these past 6 months: Because of you, in just 6 short months, we had: * 5646 readers from 104 countries; 131 people starting to follow us on Instagram, 403 in our[…]

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[…]