Through the Diane Mott Trust, MPAC’s Mustard Seed Project brings Muslims and Evangelical Christians together to address misconceptions and stereotypes. To honor Diane Mott’s memory and her determination to act, we started the Mustard Seed project which aims to bring Muslims and Evangelical Christians in predominantly Red States to the same table, to talk, get to know each other, share a meal, and ask uncomfortable questions. Stereotypes and misrepresentations exist on both sides of the spectrum. These events help disrupt the status quo by challenging the inaccurate tropes that tend to reinforce a monolithic, intolerant, and harmful representation of Muslims and Evangelical Christians.
For more information about the Mustard Seed project, read firsthand experiences through the voices of those who have already participated, by reading our first blog entry, Bridging across Polarization: Muslims and Evangelical Christians Planting the Mustard Seed for America. We interviewed eleven attendees, some Muslim and some Christian. They shared with us their stories about what brought them to the Mustard Seed, what they learned from participating, and how they felt sitting at a table with strangers of another misrepresented faith. The stories we collected are a testimony of the immense possibilities that God’s work opens for us when we engage to change the world, one act of compassion at a time.
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