Faith Over Fear Training

On Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, the Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) and the American Islamic College (AIC) are partnering together to offer the "Faith Over Fear" training, a training of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. This training is for faith leaders in Chicago, and aims to reduce and to counter anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, and violence in the U.S. Persons from the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Re-Think Media, American Islamic College, and many national congregational leaders will lead this workshop.

During the training, participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • improve skills and confidence to speak against anti-Muslim rhetoric/discrimination
  • build stronger local multi-religious networks
  • understand and contextualize Islamophobia (recognize the complexity of the issue)
  • explore how negative speech resonates and develop messaging recommendations and communications tips
  • examine practical ideas and tactics for moving people towards engagement and change

The training will take place both days between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This training will be conducted online only.

LSTC and AIC students may register to participate at no cost. All other participants are asked to provide a minimum $20 donation due at registration (see below). Registration closes January 26.

Download the event flier.

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