The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the qchron.com in Feb 2019:
Islamic Relief USA has awarded Turning Point for Women and Families, a Flushing-based nonprofit, a $15,000 “Silver Anniversary” grant for its campaign against anti-Muslim harassment and bullying.
The initiative has engaged both Muslim and non-Muslim youth.
The “Silver Anniversary Community Bridge-Building” program was announced as an initiative to bridge the differences that frequently divide communities — such as religion, race or political opinion.
Youth leaders from Turning Point and the Grace Episcopal Church in Jamaica will work together to facilitate workshops and launch a social media campaign to educate their peers and communities on the impacts of bullying and hate, as well as share bystander intervention strategies.
The project seeks to build bridges across the larger Muslim and Christian communities, with the goal of promoting community cohesion and greater respect across different faiths, nationalities, race, gender, sexual orientation and immigration status.
Read the full post on qchron.com