Sunday, January 28, 2018 to Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Where @ MAPS

17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond WA 98052

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National Contact:

Nina Fernando: Nina Fernando


Local Contacts:

Pastor Terry Kyllo terry@neighborsinfaith.org 

Aneelah Afzali  aneelah@mapsredmond.org  


Organizers: Muslim Association of Puget Sound - American Muslim Empowerment Network; Neighbors in Faith; Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign; Council on American-Islamic Relations - WA 


Partners: Southern Poverty Law Center; Institute for Social Policy and Understanding; ReThink Media; Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies; Bridge Initiative @ Georgetown; Democracy Fund; Islamic Networks Group; Faith Action Network; Church Council of Greater Seattle 


Faith Over Fear:

Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia 

January 28th - 30th 2018 

Seattle, WA

  • Does your congregation ask questions that you can't answer about   Islam and Muslims?
  • Do you want to be an effective ally for your Muslim neighbors? 
  • Do you want to have the right tools and training to combat the rising  threat of Islamophobia?
If so, then this is the conference for you!

Early registration discount available for those who register   before December 18, 2017 

National and local experts and practitioners will facilitate this training to educate, network and equip faith leaders to better advocate against a narrative of fear and divisiveness in our country.                              

This training is for Rabbis, Pastors, Ministers, and Imams of faith communities, as well as leaders, coordinators, and organizers of regional faith and interfaith organizations and partnerships. Please share widely with faith leaders in your networks and contact conference organizers for any questions or concerns.

Training modules will cover the following

  • Basics of Islam and Islamophobia
  • How the rise in Islamophobia threatens us all
  • Who American Muslims are
  • How to locate and address our fears
  • How to respond to common misconceptions and questions about Islam and  Muslims
  • Strategies for faith communities to make effective change;
  • How to unite on messaging
  • Media training

Join us on the evening of January 28 for a welcoming reception.  Training sessions will begin at 9am promptly on Monday, January 29 and conclude at 2pm on Wed, January 30, with an additional in-depth media training to be held from 2pm to 6pm on January 30.

* Suggestions for lodging and more logistical information will be sent to all registrants.

* We will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities.  Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. 

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