Partnering Against Hate

Partnering Against Hate

All people, no matter where we live or who we are, deserve to feel safe and welcomed in our communities. But all too often, the lives of our friends and neighbors are forever changed by hate-based violence. Now more than ever, we must join together to make clear that hate has no home in our communities.

For those new to grassroots work, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Partnering Against Hate, a project of Interfaith Alliance, is designed to help guide groups and individuals who want to do more to make their communities safer and more inclusive. Explore the curriculum below.

Take the first step in mobilizing against hate and bigotry.

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Religious leaders and people of faith are uniquely positioned to diffuse hateful rhetoric by providing an alternative message of love, inclusion, and mutual respect. By taking an active stand against hateful rhetoric and hate crimes, religious leaders and people of faith can send the message that hate speech and hateful violence should never be tolerated or left unchallenged.

Empowering yourself and those around you with knowledge is essential to challenging extremism so that we can live in communities that are safe and inclusive. Read the explainer.

To become a better partner in combating hate, it is important that each of us honestly assess where we are on our path to partnership. We can begin this important work by recognizing our personal strengths and identifying the areas in which we need to improve.

Partnership is a constantly evolving process that requires lifelong effort. The questions below are meant to set a baseline from which you can move forward and continue to grow. Set a baseline for partnership.

Partnership is an ongoing process that requires self-awareness and a willingness to take action. Strong coalitions are founded on trust and mutual respect. Through curiosity and reflection, we can become more aware of the needs of our communities and do the hard work of challenging our own assumptions. 

Now that you have set a baseline from which you can move forward, we invite you to explore the following resources and consider the accompanying questions. These questions are intended to be a jumping-off point for individual reflection or group discussion. Explore our reflection and discussion guide.

Grassroots efforts to connect diverse communities with one another are essential in realizing an inclusive vision of religious freedom. We all have a stake in keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe. Equipping ourselves to intervene when necessary and provide support to other community members is a demonstration of our care for one another.

Chart a course forward for your partnership and advocacy. View our roadmap to partnership.

Partnering against hate requires each of us to dig deep to understand the root causes of hate and bias. While hate incidents can often feel like isolated events, it is important to acknowledge the structural inequality and injustice that contributes to these events. Understanding the underlying dynamics of how hate escalates into violence is essential in knowing how to fight it. Continue learning about how you can grow in partnership by exploring our list of resources.

Mobilizing Against Antisemitism

In recent years, we have witnessed a steady rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes and incidents, as well as an increase in alarming rhetoric. Now more than ever, we recognize that all communities must come together to root out hate where it exists.

Challenging Christian Nationalism

The Christian nationalism of our current moment draws on centuries of exclusionary rhetoric and violence. We refuse to cede ground to activists who would privilege certain Christians above all other Americans. Learn more about this growing movement and how you can push back.

Join us for #Faith4Pride

LGBTQ+ rights are under attack, and faith communities are ready to fight back. Organize a #Faith4Pride event and join the moral chorus. Together, we can fight back against the extremist forces that would harm our LGBTQ+ family, friends, and neighbors.