Neighbors Together

This toolkit provides promising practices to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim backlash and work towards a positive vision for our communities. These promising practices demonstrate how: building meaningful contact between diverse populations; positive communications strategies; and engaging civic and community leaders can help create a climate in which all people can thrive. The stories in this toolkit illustrate how multi-ethnic and socioeconomically diverse communities are welcoming Muslims and refugees and, in turn, how Muslims and refugees are active civic participants and working alongside their neighbors to build stronger, more resilient, and welcoming communities.

We invite you to adapt these promising practices to prevent and address anti-refugee and anti-Muslim sentiments in your local community by: acknowledging the uncertainty experienced by all groups; investing in ongoing partnerships; sharing your successes and challenges with regional, state and national networks; and helping strengthen a movement of inclusive communities across the nation.