REL 3000 Faith Over Fear: Countering Anti-Muslim Discrimination


The Faith Over Fear: Countering Anti-Muslim Discrimination training helps faith and community leaders reduce and counter anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, racism, and violence in the United States. Participants will deepen their understanding of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination in the United States, improve their skills and confidence to speak against anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination, and they will explore strategies to increase community discussions and actions to counter anti-Muslim bigotry more effectively in their own contexts. Faith Over Fear uses compelling videos featuring experts and practitioners in the field paired with online self-guided learning modules.

Shoulder to Shoulder offers sliding-scale scholarships. The full value of the course is $168.00. Consider your financial resources then choose to pay full price or apply the following scholarship codes during checkout: Use “s2s10” to take 10% off ($151.20), “s2s20” to take 20% off ($134.40), “s2s50” to take 50% off ($84.00), or “s2s75” to take 75% off ($42.00). We look forward to learning with and from you!


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Since 2018, the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign has worked with national and local partners and leading experts to develop and offer the Faith Over Fear training programs.

Faith Over Fear reduces and counters anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, and violence in the United States by working with faith and community leaders to:

  1. Improve skills (and confidence) to speak against anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination
  2. Increase community discussions to effectively counter anti-Muslim discrimination
  3. Build stronger local multi-religious networks

Faith Over Fear includes the following topics:

  1. Analyze Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States by examining the historical context and understanding the contemporary challenges;
  2. Communicate for Change by learning how to transform a demeaning culture filled with untruthful and harmful notions by empowering communities to make meaning of their shared values based on accurate and generative language; and
  3. Implement Engagement Strategies by utilizing proven tactics to dilute anti-Muslim bigotry while promoting peaceful coexistence.

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