A student-led movement
bringing Christians and Muslims together.
Truth, in love
We are about real friendship with neighbors of all faiths. We do not shrink from genuinely living out our faith. Nor do we ask others to be anything other than themselves to be our friends.
God. God eternally exists in three persons: the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was true God and true man, existing in one person and without sin. He rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
Scripture. God has revealed Himself and His truth in the Scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ. The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing. They are trustworthy and of supreme authority.
Sin. All have sinned by rebelling against God’s revealed will and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that as a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature that leads them to sin.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting punishment of the lost, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved.
Dr. Chris Stackaruk founded NF, along with Kevin Singer, while a student at Wheaton College. He became interested in living a neighborly faith when he married into a multi-religious family. With a background in Evangelical ministry and higher ed., Chris holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute (BA), Wheaton College (MA), and the University of Toronto (PhD). Chris is a Senior Fellow at Cardus, a think-tank, and has won numerous awards for his research, curriculum design, advocacy, and community service.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys rock climbing, freediving, and traveling with his wife Reena.
Kevin was raised at the intersection of his mother’s Evangelical faith and his father’s Reform Jewish roots. He holds degrees from N. Illinois University (BA, Media), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA, Theology) and Wheaton College (MA, Theology).
Kevin has extensive teaching and leadership experience at both churches and colleges. He planted two churches with the Southern Baptist Convention (2009-14) and is now head of Media and PR at Springtide Research Institute. Kevin is also completing a PhD in Higher Education at NC State.
Kassidy was raised in a predominantly Christian neighborhood in Indiana. She first engaged with those of other faiths and cultures while traveling, and more personally through the medium of journalism while in high school.
Kassidy holds a BA from Taylor University, where she held multiple leadership positions on campus such as the Middle East club, which seeks to improve communal knowledge of the Middle East and current events.
Lauren grew up in a small conservative community in South Dakota. She first interacted personally with Muslim individuals and communities while she serving Moria Refugee Camp with EuroRelief in. Since then, her love for learning about people of other cultures and faiths has only grown.
Now, she is wrapping up her final courses at Taylor University, where she studies Public Relations, Marketing & Social Statistics. Her free time is filled with reading and sharing meals with friends. In the future, Lauren wants to use her voice to proclaim truth and light with research-based communication.
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bringing Evangelicals and Muslims together.
Omar is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist and speaker. He is the Founder of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.
Shadi is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy.
Anwar is the President of Isamic Relief USA, an international non-profit organization that supports humanitarian relief.
Dalia is director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
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Asma is a fellow with the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom at the UCLA Burkley Center for International
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans is the first Scholar-in-Residence at American Learning Institute for Muslims.
Petra Alsoofy is the Outreach & Partnerships Manager at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and former educator at the Arab American National Museum.
Ismail Royer serves as Director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute.
Eboo is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation.
Hatem is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the first Accredited Muslim
Liberal Arts College in the USA.
Salim is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Muslim Vibe, a go-to grassroots media platform that inspires, informs, and empowers Western Muslims.
Khalid Latif is Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic
Center at NYU.
Usra Ghazi is Director of America Indivisible and Senior Fellow for Religious Freedom at the Freedom Forum Institute.
Micah is Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
Shirley is president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Prior to her work with the CCCU, she served as Calvin College’s vice president for student life.
Trillia is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
KEVIN DEN DULK
Kevin is the Executive Director of the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics and is currently the Paul B. Henry Chair in Political Science at Calvin College.
Greg serves InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as Senior Assistant to the President, focusing on executive office communications and external relations.
Luke is Deputy General Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has represented the winning parties in four major Supreme Court cases.
Chris is Senior Advisor at Templeton Religion Trust and Senior Fellow with Jackson School of International Studies at U of Washington.
Matthew is the United States Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief.
Daniel is the Vice-President for Communication at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religous Liberty Commission.
Matt is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Seminary, associate dean for Fuller Texas.
Cindy is an author and speaker based in Houston, TX. Cindy sits on the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
John is a professor of law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference
Kevin is Pastor of the Perfecting Church in Atco, NJ.
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