Passionate about Interfaith Work? Join the Emerging Leaders Network
August 17, 2022
Laura Bohorquez Duque
Like Laura Bohorquez Duque. With the support of IA’s Interfaith Leadership Fund, they teamed up with Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to host a Mobile Food Pantry that served food to 104 families with a total of 476 individuals from 29 different zip codes!
Like Shivam Gosai, who with the help of the Emerging Leaders Network started a podcast focused on the intersection of Hinduism and mental health. Shivam, a mental health counselor specializing in trauma work and internal family systems, has also gone on and created a counseling group for Hindu Indian-American youths to discuss identity, race, and spirituality.
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The Emerging Leaders Network inspires, equips, and connects interfaith leaders to build on our nation’s key strength of religious diversity.
The Emerging Leaders Network inspires me to carry out projects I’d only dreamed of. We learn from and inspire each other.
Like Casey Jones during his IA’s Interfaith Innovation Fellowships transformed an unused section of a church property into a community garden, interfaith chapel, and classroom coordinating resources from his church (Episcopal), the local university, and Catholic, Methodist, Muslim, and Jewish community groups.
Like Lisa Doi during her Interfaith Innovation Fellowship and role as the president of the Japanese American Citizens League partnered with the Arab American Action Network to organize a “bridge-building pilgrimage” bringing together a group of Japanese American and Palestinian American high school students. All claimed Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim identities called the Chicago area home and traveled together through the south to learn about social justice at key sites.
Like jem jebbia who with the support of an Interfaith America grant collaborated with her colleagues at Stanford University to host a panel and film screening that brought three activists together to discuss faith and voting, particularly the issue of voter suppression. The panelists were Rida Hamida, founder of Taco Trucks at Every Mosque, Bambajian Bamba, actor and undocumented activist, and Karla Estrada, founder of Undocutravelers.