An Organization of Organizations
DuPage United’s Solidarity Campaign is intended to create a counter-narrative, replacing “us” and “them” with “we the people.” Much of islamophobia is based on misinformation and fear of the unknown. The one-to-one conversations for the launch event on Feb 28 are meant to build small bridges of understanding. Those who know a Muslim are more inclined to take advantage of mosque open houses, attend unity dinners and unlikely to tolerate hate talk. The campaign presents Muslims, too, with a venue to reach out and speak to their neighbors of other faiths.
We want to make clear the shared American values that bind us into “we”. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to build a critical mass that will be able to push back against political hate talk. This is vital especially as the election campaign goes into full swing in the late summer & fall. Developing interfaith voices starts by talking one-to-one, with each other. Together, we can speak out in solidarity and, in unison, overcome hate and fear. Register for this free event today.
DuPage United is an inclusive, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose members are civil society institutions: churches, mosques, synagogues, non-profit agencies, and associations. This mix of institutions have come together to form public relationships and to act together to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. DuPage United engages in democratic action in the public arena.
What DuPage United Believes
Democracy is not merely voting, but actively engaging in the public arena to solve challenges in our communities.
The "Iron Rule": Never do for others what they can do for themselves.
Leaders are NOT born, but made.
We believe in meeting face to face and developing the public relationships that are the glue of our society.
We believe in building power in order to have the capacity to act: power that is reciprocal, that is tempered by our values and traditions, and that includes more people in the dynamics of public life.