Interfaith Organizations

The Council for a Parliament of World Religions “was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations of Hartford Theological Seminary is the country’s oldest center for such study.  The Macdonald Center challenges scholars, students, the media and the general public to move beyond stereotypes and develop an accurate awareness and appreciation of Islamic religion, law and culture.”

The Interfaith Observer, launched on September 15, 2011, is a free monthly electronic journal created to explore interreligious relations and the interfaith movement as a whole. It provides historical perspectives, surveys current interfaith news…. It offers a context to explore and respond to the new religious world around us. Along with examining our spiritual and religious differences, TIO inquires into shared core values, offers various perspectives on the unparalleled religious diversity enveloping humankind, and reflects on theological and spiritual issues.

Interfaith Youth Core, founded/directed by Muslim-American Eboo Patel, has this page of Media with links to articles, podcasts, and videos.

The Muslim Legal Fund of America “is a non-profit that supports legal cases impacting civil rights and liberties in America. MLFA is comprised of staff, volunteers and supporters from all walks of life who have one thing in common: the belief that treating people unfairly because of their religious beliefs undermines the core values that make America great. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and people of other faiths are joining hands to protect freedom and promote justice by giving their time and money in support of MLFA’s mission.”

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans.  Muslims are our fellow Americans, who today face threats to their civil rights and even their personal safety because of the fearful and often hateful rhetoric that would not be tolerated were it uttered about any other minority group.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values “is an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment by strengthening the voice of freedom and peace. Founded in November 2010 by over 20 national religious groups, Shoulder-to-Shoulder works not only on a national level, but offers strategies and support to local and regional efforts to address anti-Muslim sentiment and seeks to spread the word abroad.”  The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations joins a number of other national religious bodies as members of this initiative.

The Southern Poverty Law Center works to expose and counter hate groups and to help concerned groups to teach tolerance instead.  Here is the information they have on Anti-Muslim activities in this country.

Standing on the Side of Love is a coalition of religious liberals, many Unitarian Universalist, actively “Harnessing Love’s Power to Stop Oppression.”  They have lots of resources for congregations and activists aiming to integrate their faithful hearts into social justice work.

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East “(UUJME) works within the Unitarian Universalist community to promote peace and justice in Israel-Palestine, including a settlement of the conflict affirming the equality, dignity, freedom and security of all peoples involved.”

Peace with Justice Advocates – NH Conference United Church of Christ  The Peace with Justice Advocates encourage churches to mark Just Peace Sunday< September 17, 2017, and commend to you worship materials posted on the web at http://www.ucc.org/just_peace_sunday_resources, including a sermon seed, a liturgy, a craft, social media images, and a way to put Just Peace principles into practice on the issue of militarized drones.