Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meet New Staff Member, Sean Rose; Learn About Our Goals for 2015; and Read the top 5 posts from last week

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New Staff...
Project Interfaith is pleased to introduce our newest staff member.Sean Rose Pic
Seán Rose is Project Interfaith's new Training and Outreach Director. An experienced and award-winning interfaith educator, facilitator,
and trainer, Seán has worked on cross-cultural programs in the United Kingdom,
Europe, and North America.

Seán has engaged hundreds of young adults through service projects and workshops, and
has facilitated United Nations award-winning education workshops in high schools, reaching 5,000+ students.

Seán has experience facilitating e-learning dialogues and university programs engaging students from different countries, cultures, and ideologies in dialogue
and shared action. He has worked with high schools, educators, colleges, universities, and community groups, and is passionate about education, building religious and cultural literacy, and social justice.

Seán holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geography and International Development from the University of East Anglia. Sean lives in California where
he heads up Project Interfaith's west coast office.

New Goals...
Along with new staff come new interfaith initiatives in 2015.

Unraveled - Traveling Art Exhibit - VR Image - smallerUNRAVELED: Our Unraveled Traveling Art Exhibit 
will continue its journey across the country in 2015. 
We have a limited number of hosting opportunities still available for 2015, so get in touch if you're interested 
in having your college, university, high school, 
community group, or organization host the exhibit!

Google Hangout RavelUnravel Campaign 2TRAININGS / PRESENTATIONS / CONSULTATION:
In 2015 we will be offering face-to-face and online 
learning opportunities for community members and educators. Our next live, online training in the spring 
will explore using our popular Conversation Kits to 
guide interfaith encounter and dialogue in your own setting. We're also building out trainings and webinars 
to support educators using our RavelUnravel Curriculum. At the end of the month, we will be presenting at the 4th Annual Student Multifaith Leadership Conference, hosted at Occidental College, CA, and in February we'll be at Divinity and Diversity
a regional interfaith conference in Columbus, OH.

RavelUnravel - Curriculum ImageRAVELUNRAVEL CURRICULUM: Speaking of Curriculum, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming 
versions of our RavelUnravel Curriculum designed 
for new audiences in 2015.

Smartphone App Image 2SMARTPHONE APP: Our Religious and Cultural Etiquette Smartphone App is currently in 
development - stay tuned!
Speed Dialogue - Web Page Header 2 2NATIONAL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE NIGHT: Later in the year, we'll be hosting our first National Night of Speed Dialogue and we'd love you to join us. We're in conversation with local and regional partners and supporters to help in organizing this national event. We'll be sharing more details in our newsletters and on social media in the coming months.Project Interfaith website 2
WEBSITE: Technology moves pretty quickly. It's been said that website years are like dog years. To increase the interactivity of our website for our users and to 
make our website more easily accessible on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, we will be 
updating in 2015. We'll keep you posted!

Later in the year, we'll be hosting our first National Night of Speed Dialogue 
and we'd love you to join us. We're in conversation with local and regional 
partners and supporters to help in organizing this national event. We'll be 
sharing more details in our newsletters and on social media in the coming 

Same Drive...
People and initiatives may shift, but our mission is unchanged.
While Project Interfaith may have new staff members and new goals for 2015,
our drive remains the same. As ever, we will continue to dedicate our efforts to combating religious ignorance and discrimination with interfaith education and relationship-building. 

We invite you to join us as we continue to grow and evolve throughout 2015.

Top 5 Articles from Last Week
Every day Project Interfaith scours the internet looking for informative articles
from credible outlets that relate to our mission of growing interfaith
understanding, respect, and relationship. We like to keep you up to date
and in the know by sharing these articles on social media.

Below are the five articles that received the most likes, comments, and shares from the past week.

Guardian LogoThe Guardian
"Cologne Cathedral to Switch Off Lights in Protest at
Anti-Muslim March"
Click here.

Pew LogoPew Research
"Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the
114th Congress"
Click here.

Daily Beaset LogoThe Daily Beast
"ISIS’s Gruesome Muslim Death Toll"
Click here.

Public Religion Research InstitutePublic Religion Research Institute
"Charlie Hebdo and Americans’ Opinions on
Religious Violence"
Click here.

Huffington PostHuffington Post
"The Why and How of Religious Diversity Training"
Click here

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The Project Interfaith Team

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