Nina M. Fernando

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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.


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Hire experts from the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. Their services equip, connect and mobilize faith communities to be strategic partners in addressing, countering, and preventing anti-Muslim discrimination in the United States. Donations benefit our continuing work to support faith communities around the country as they seek to build a nation where all people, no matter their faith or background, are treated with dignity, fairness, and respect. If you are affiliated with one of our national members these services are provided to you as part of your national membership. If you’re not affiliated with a national member organization, please reach out to us. We will never turn anyone away.

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