The Faith Over Fear training is provided by Shoulder to Shoulder.

Since 2018, the Shoulder to Shoulder campaign has worked with national and local partners and leading experts to develop and offer in-person and virtual trainings.

These trainings aim to reduce and to counter anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, and violence in the United States by working with faith and community leaders to:

– Improve skills (and confidence) to speak against anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination.

– Increase community discussions to effectively counter anti-Muslim discrimination.

– Build stronger local multi-religious networks.

The Faith Over Fear training covers the following topics:

– Understanding and Contextualizing Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States (providing a broad overview of the historic context, complexity of the issue, key data points, and how it shows up in our communities today).

– Messaging and Communicating for Change (reviewing underlying dynamics of why negative speech resonates, how to avoid reinforcing stereotypes, sharing top-testing messaging recommendations and communications tips).

– Strategies for Engagement and Change (offering concrete ideas and tactics for moving people on the issue).