100 Hofstra University
West Hempstead, NY 11549
10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013
Hate is rising in our country. The number of active hate groups in the U.S. topped 1,000 for the first time (Southern Poverty Law Center)The number of armed militias have doubled (Time)2.5 million more Americans bought guns for the first time last year (FBI) President Obama is receiving 400% more death threats than President Bush did (Secret Service)It is time that the power of Interfaith works to mediate the elements of fear, anger, and hate into positive human relationships.
The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions and The Islamic Center of Long Island welcome all to the nation's premiere Faith Against Hate public program: FAITH AGAINST HATE | A Day of Learning Co-Sponsors: The Interfaith Center of New York | Holocaust Museum and Tolerance CenterFaiths Against Hate is convening those concerned from across communities of faith, spirit, and civic institutions to join and take steps beyond solidarity toward greater action in the struggle overcoming our culture of hate. Front line experts from each Faiths Against Hate co-sponsoring organization across Long Island and New York City will deliver comprehensive, reality-driven trainings on hate crime, influencing law, engaging youth, building interfaith community, changing minds and media, and more. Come concerned, leave prepared. This free intensive day of training is an opportunity for community leaders of faith and advocacy-minded institutions to join the concerned citizenry of New York in stopping the rising tide of hate in the United States.
Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be served to all participants as part of this free program! We hope you will...Learn with us: How to understand the elements of fear, anger, and hate The State of Hate in New York Social silence: How bystanders support hate and violence from the Holocaust to Today A Recent Case Study: Interfaith Organizing To Interrupt Hate Speech (Pamela Geller)Train with us:Building Community Across DivisionsEngaging and Motivating YouthTransforming Public Opinion, Relationships with Media, and PoliticiansHow Faith-Based Communities Can Strategically Respond to Hate IncidentsAnd team with us:Develop strategic action itemsPartner across organizationsAnnounce Faith Against Hate Task Force Long Island/New York FEATURED SPEAKERS:Dr. Faroque Khan, Islamic Center of Long IslandRev. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Parliament of the World's Religions Dr. Mary Nelson, Parliament of the World's ReligionsBeth Lilach, Holocaust Memorial Museum Tolerance Center Jo Kaur, The Sikh CoalitionDebbie Almontaser, Expert: Youth, Hate, EducationRev. Mark Lukens, Interfaith Alliance of Long Island
Some Background:New York and Long Island's most experienced and strategic faith and community leaders are coming together with the world's oldest and largest interfaith organization to spend one day learning from each other and sharing the most effective and meaningful approaches to understand, confront, and defeat hate. To influence our culture, we must operate from the notion that hate is born of anger, which is rooted in fear. We must act on the belief that fear, hate, and anger can be transformed into positive neighborly relationships across all peace-loving groups. That's why the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions is partnering in effort to join the groups facing this problem head on. Through powerful bonds of interfaith community, we have the best chances of mediating hate through our communities and in relationships with guiding institutions. Please contact Seemi Ahmed, Muslim Chaplain for Hofstra University email@example.comFor Questions concerning venue information, registration or programmatic questions onFaiths Against Hate Long Island New York Regional Media, Please contact Seemi Ahmed, firstname.lastname@example.org National Press Inquiries on Faiths Against Hate, Please contact Molly Horan at the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions. email@example.com
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