Know Your Neighbor Social Media Campaign: Share Your Story
We find ourselves in a moment where we are deeply polarized as a nation by divides—cultural, religious, political--that impact our communities and even our families. At this critical juncture in our history, we want to advocate a simple model for effecting social change: working at the grassroots level in our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, houses of worship, and civic organizations to model the civility and respect we want to see upheld by everyone.
This is why Islamic Networks Group is launching the Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters Campaign with simple yet impactful tools and resources for reaching out to build mutual understanding and respect among all our fellow Americans over the summer and beyond. Studies show that all you need is a ten-minute non-confrontational encounter with a person from a different background to dispel stereotyping and prejudice. We believe that if enough Americans join our campaign by participating in one or two simple actions of mutual encounter, we can strengthen our communities, foster relations among all Americans, and live up to our national ideal of being one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
We invite you to participate in this effort by using the suggestions and resources on this webpage for individual, community, and youth actions. By building bridges across our current divides we can build the community and nation that we all want to live in.