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  • Cassandra Lawrence
    Cassandra Lawrence works with the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign on communications and community engagement to equip and engage faith communities and people of goodwill to end Anti-Muslim bigotry. Cassandra worked with the diplomatic and mediation community identifying training gaps and designing training processes for better engagement with religious and traditional peacemakers for more sustainable peace processes. She worked with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs on the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge International Program. She is a trained mediator, dialogue facilitator, and interfaith and racial justice community organizer. She also teaches negotiation and conflict transformation primarily to faith communities. She has a BA in Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in comparative ethnic conflict from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2021 she completed a master of divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary with honors, specializing in Public Theology, and received the Excellence in Public Theology Award. Services: 1. Live Webinar 2. Custom Coaching 3. Onsite Workshop 4. Community Training
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  • Nina M. Fernando
    Nina M. Fernando serves as Executive Director at The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, a multifaith coalition of religious denominations and faith-based organizations committed to countering and preventing anti-Muslim discrimination and violence in the United States by building a society where all are treated with dignity and respect. She first joined the Shoulder to Shoulder team in 2017. Nina holds a Master of Arts in Interreligious and Cultural Studies from Claremont School of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in "Social Change through Music and Religious Studies" from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands. Previously, she's worked as a LankaCorps Fellow through The Asia Foundation in Sri Lanka supporting research on interreligious and intercultural conflict and coexistence at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and prior to that, as a Faith-Rooted Organizer, educating, organizing, and mobilizing faith leaders to stand in solidarity with workers and immigrants at Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice in Southern California. Nina's intersectional identities have informed her work as a multifaith community organizer, activist, vocalist, and songwriter. Nina lives in Southern California with her husband, Rev. Noel Andersen, and their toddler, Aiyan. Services: 1. Live Webinar 2. Custom Coaching 3. Onsite Workshop 4. Community Training
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