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“People are enemies of what they do not know.”

-Ali, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet

Our purpose is addressing Islamophobia and building bridges of understanding and friendship among non-Muslims and Muslims particularly in the Northern New England area with potential to spread to other geographic areas.  This project offers resources to counter the severe and dangerous tensions, misunderstandings and animosity.

            Upcoming:

Sunday, September 14 at 4:30 PM -

“Peace and Unity Bridge: Understanding our Muslim Brothers and Sisters” with Rev. Dr. M’ellen Kennedy, Stowe, VT for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (which meets at the at St. John in the Mountains Episcopal Chapel)

The Islamic Society of North America Convention is taking place over Labor Day Weekend in Detroit. It’s like the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) but way bigger. Jimmy Carter will be one of the keynote speakers. Rev. M’ellen will be attending and will also be serving as a mentor for ten Christian and Jewish seminarians who will be attending the Convention as part of a Seminarians Interfaith Seminar. Rev. M’ellen will share with us her stories and insights from this experience.

            Currently Available for scheduling:

Facing Islamophobia

The Veil and Other Costumes and Customs

What I Love About Islam

            To schedule any of these events in your congregation or group, please contact us.13744628-inlaid-marble-columns-and-arches-hall-of-private-audience-or-diwan-i-khas-at-the-lal-qila-or-red-for
Featured Article:

Ramadan 2014: Reclaiming the Sacred,
Five Uniting Religious Principles

By Maha Elgenaidi, ING founder and trustee

“As the holy month of Ramadan begins in earnest, Islamic Networks Group is excited to launch a new series on the First Principles of Religion. Each week during this month, we will provide a detailed reading of each principle, including holy texts from a variety of faith traditions. We hope that it will serve as a reminder of the objectives of religion and the urgent need for interfaith cooperation in attaining them.

We begin the series with an editorial that summarizes the Five Uniting Religious Principles, which was published on Patheos on Day One of their special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which they showcase the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, and writers. The article also appears at the Huffington Post blog.”

- ING Team

           Featured Video:

Feminist Muslim Rap Poem

            Featured Blog Post:

Reverend Jeremiah Kalendae on Islam, Sufism, Pluralism and moreKalendae is a practicing Sufi and a Unitarian Universalist Muslim

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Peace and Unity Bridge is a project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington, Vermont, assisted by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.

We are eligible for some additional grant funds to match contributions received.
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