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Resources for fostering religious tolerance

Dialogue at Muslims in America event

Dialogue at Muslims in America event

Dialogue at Muslims in America event

This community-building toolkit helps neighbors connect with each other around issues of diversity, immigration, and religious difference.

Quaker Action Fall 2011

Quaker Action Fall 2011

Quaker Action Fall 2011

Quaker Action Fall 2011

The 2011 fall issue of Quaker Action, covers the last ten years of war and AFSC’s peace-making efforts along the way.  A timeline, events confronting ”Islamophobia,” reflections from General Secretary Shan Cretin, and brief updates on other work are included.  Also featured is the unique fundraising support provided by Gwynedd Friends Meeting (PA) and volunteers.

The United States at War

An International Perspective

By Jiway Tung

Confronting “Islamophobia”

By Alexis Moore

Since the 9/11 tragedy, reports of attacks, both physical and verbal, on Muslims—and those perceived to be Muslim—rose dramatically nationwide. The new word “Islamophobia” is now common, and such incidents demonstrate a sad erosion of the U.S. tradition of religious tolerance as yet another result of 10 years of war.

Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance

This is a recording of a webinar for AFSC staff, board, and partners highlighting work to combat Islamophobia and religious intolerance.


  • Patricia DeBoer, Regional Director for AFSC's Asia region
  • Jiway Tung, Country Director for AFSC in Indonesia
  • Ann Lenon, Program Director for AFSC in Greensboro, NC
  • Lori Fernald Khamala, Project Voice Program Director for AFSC in Greensboro, NC
  • Starlet Telteh, AFSC Intern in Greensboro, NC

Islamophobia: Voices from the Front Line

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Voices from the Front Line moderated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia at AFSC Georgia Peace Center

A new report asserts that anti-Muslim prejudice has worsened in recent years, but argues the trend could be reversed with greater community outreach....The report, "Same hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," was released June 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender.

Islamophobia: The Impact on American Life

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A Panel of scholars and activists will explore the connections between the political  demonization of Islam as a religion and media promoted fear of Arabs Muslims and ways both distort how the United States pursues its foreign policy. Emory University Center for Ethics and the Muslim Student Association.


Asad Abdulla, Muslim Student Association

M. Khurram Baig, GA Assoc. of Muslim Lawyers

Jiway Tung, Country Rep. Indonesia, AFSC

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties Under Attack Topics include Islamaphobia, racial profiling, "Secure" communities, and the Formerly Incarcerated.  Free and open to the public 

Muslims in America and Islamophobia

Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks at a 2011 Muslims in America and Islamophobia event in North Carolina. 

Muslims in America and Islamophobia

The American Friends Service Committee was very pleased to present the program “Muslims in America and Islamophobia,” featuring the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad.

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