A nationwide 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.
Witness. In his "great commandment" (Matt 22:36-40) Jesus calls his followers to love all people, and in his "great commission" to share the good news of salvation with them (Matt 28:16-20).
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.
Salvation. Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, triumphing over all evil; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood and forgiven of all their sins.
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.
Chris is co-founder and co-director of NF. 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 and Wheaton College. In 2015, Chris participated in the University of Cambridge's Summer Interfaith Programme for emerging faith leaders.
Chris has won numerous awards for his curriculum design, advocacy, and community service. He is currently completing a PhD in Theology at the University of Toronto and develops online curriculum for Moody Bible Institute.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys rock climbing, freediving, and traveling with his wife Reena.
Chris is co-founder and co-director of NF. Kevin was born and 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 in both churches and colleges. He planted two churches with the Southern Baptist Convention (2009-2014) and teaches world religion at two community colleges in Illinois (2012-present).
Kevin is currently completing a PhD in Higher Education at NC State, where he is a Research Associate for the IDEALS project, a national study of how religious diversity on campus is affecting students.
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.
She is an International Studies major at Taylor University, where she has held multiple leadership positions on campus. Kassidy is especially active in her campus’ Middle East club, which seeks to improve communal knowledge of the Middle East and current events. After college, Kassidy plans to pursue a career in Middle East studies or conflict resolution.
Carissa was raised in a predominantly Christian Midwest suburb, but became fascinated by Islamic societies while traveling overseas. Carissa is completing her senior year at Taylor University where she enjoys researching and leading her Global Engagement cabinet, as well as studying religion, theology, and anthropology.
Carissa is active in her church and on campus, coordinating events for her Christian peers to engage those of other faiths with mutual care and respect. She frequently publishes with Sojourners, The Christian Post, and Shared Justice.