Resource for Your Congregation: My Neighbor is Muslim

Rebuilding Hope, December 2015 edition
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My Neighbor Is Muslim” is a remarkable seven part study guide for use by local congregations or other discussion groups. This resource was developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and written by professors at Luther College and Luther Seminary and for use in Minnesota. LIRS is honored to be able to launch a national version of this resource for wider use.

Download your free copy here.

We see this resource as an incredibly valuable tool for dialogue and to strengthen your own engagement with churches in support of the work of welcoming refugees and other new neighbors.

As you invite people to use “My Neighbor Is Muslim”, make sure to encourage them not to stop with learning and dialogue. It is essential that people take the next step and actually meet their Muslim neighbors and begin to form meaningful relationships.

Our early experience of using this resource in congregations and communities where there is fear, doubt and anger about Muslim newcomers has been wonderfully positive. It is clear that churches are a safe and respectful place for people to learn, ask difficult questions, and develop new understanding.

 

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