- Connect with a local mosque or Islamic center. Visit the Hartford Institute for Religion Research online database of Masjids, Mosques and Islamic Centers in the U.S. to search by your state.
- Create a small interfaith group. For details on how to begin one, see “Communities of Reconciliation: An Interfaith Small Group Journey to Encourage & Facilitate Understanding, Friendship, Peace and Reconciliation”
- Invite a mission co-worker serving in a Muslim-majority context to speak at your church. Contact Stephanie Caudill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out when one of the mission co-workers will be traveling to the U.S.
- Host an Iftar dinner for your Muslim neighbors.
- Hold a Daughters of Abraham Women’s Interfaith Book Club. The website provides suggested book lists as well as guiding principles and ground rules.
- Hold adult educational sessions about Islam at your church to help members better understand their Muslim neighbors. The Thoughtful Christian has several adult studies related to the topic of Christian-Muslim interfaith relations.
- Engage with mission co-workers serving in Muslim-majority contexts:
- PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness is an official member of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, which stands with American Muslims and upholds American values. The website lists several events and initiatives you and/or your congregation can join to advocate for your Muslim neighbors.
- Holy Discontentment: Lifting Your Voice for Effective Advocacy. This resource outlines the tools in the advocate’s toolbox, discusses their effectiveness and gives suggestions on truly effective advocacy strategies. The resource also has a newly updated section on using social media as an advocacy tool!
- Support mission co-workers serving in Muslim-majority contexts:
- Give to Special Opportunities in World Mission, E864015. Special funds are needed to increase our response to world mission needs in the areas of evangelism, health, development and other ministries. Overseas mission work is often inhibited because of unpredictable funding patterns. This ECO will provide the means to better respond to the needs of Christian churches around the world as they seek to spread the good news.
To give online, please click the above Extra Commitment Opportunity (ECO) fund number next to the mission co-workers’ name. To give by mail, please write the ECO number in the memo line and mail the check to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700