If you support our work and the work of the national Interfaith Alliance, please check out these other organizations working for interreligious and interfaith understanding, both in Tulsa and elsewhere.
- Institute of Interfaith Dialog: was established in 2002 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. Many participants of the Institutes activities are inspired by the discourse and pioneering dialogue initiatives of the Turkish Muslim scholar, writer and educator Fethullah Gulen. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Institute has branch offices in five states and representatives throughout the South-Central United States.
- Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice: Formed as a volunteer movement in Tulsa in 1934 as a chapter of what was then called the National Conference of Christians and Jews, this group has a 53-year history in Oklahoma of fighting bias, bigotry, and racism.
- Phillips Theological Seminary Interreligious Understanding Program: This life enrichment program is designed for adult learners of all educational backgrounds, who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of our community, developing their business and professional lives with greater sensitivity to cultural difference, and engaging in vital interfaith conversations to advance the public good. Courses in the program are six weeks in length.
- Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry: TMM’s stated mission all build relationships with various faith communities and organizations to help us be a contributing member of the Tulsa community. TMM provides a chaplain to the Dooley Family Safety Center and operates the interfaith chapel at the Tulsa airport, and has helped to start organizations like the Day Center for the Homeless and Youth Services of Tulsa.
- Interfaith Worker Justice: IWJ organizers mobilize people of faith to advocate in support of economic justice and worker rights at the local, state and national levels. Their core issues are wage theft, jobs, paid sick days and workplace standards, and the right to unionize.
- Interfaith Youth Core: IFYC, founded by Eboo Patel, fosters interfaith cooperation by using creating positive relationships across religious differences and facilitating appreciative knowledge of other traditions, by gathering and applying social science data and by training college-age interfaith leaders. The organization’s goal is to make interfaith cooperation a social norm.
- Groundswell: Groundswell’s mission is to inspire multifaith social action to heal and inspire the world. A program of Auburn Seminary, Groundswell generates open-source social action campaigns that seek to unite people from all walks of life into a multifaith movement for a better world.
- Military Religious Freedom Foundation: The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
In the News
- Sept13Observer-Cover: Cover article from September, 2013 The Oklahoma Observer, Arnold Hamilton, editor. Interview with Mikey Weinstein, guest speaker for the 2013 Russell Bennett Award Presentation.
- Urban Tulsa Weekly Capitolist Column article on Mikey Weinstein. September 11, 2013 edition.
- Tulsa World article about Mikey Weinstein, guest speaker for the 2013 Russell Bennett Award Presentation. September 14, 2013 edition.
- Rev Bob Lawrence’s interview on the weekly Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League radio broadcast. The topic was the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act.