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.

core committments

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.

TEAM

Chris Stackaruk

Co-Director

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. 

Kevin Singer

Co-Director

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 Hall

Marketing Coordinator

Lauren Rink

Communications Manager

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.

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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OMAR SUILEMAN

Omar is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist and speaker. He is the Founder of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. 

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SHADI HAMID

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. 

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ANWAR KHAN

Anwar is the President of Isamic Relief USA, an international non-profit organization that supports humanitarian relief. 

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DALIA MOGAHED

Dalia is director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

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ASMA T. UDDIN

Asma is a fellow with the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom at the UCLA Burkley Center for International
Relations. 

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USTADH UBAYDULLAH

EVANS

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans is the first Scholar-in-Residence at American Learning Institute for Muslims. 

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PETRA ALSOOFY

Petra Alsoofy is the Outreach & Partnerships Manager at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and former educator at the Arab American National Museum.

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ISMAIL ROYER

Ismail Royer serves as Director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute.

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EBOO PATEL

Eboo is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. 

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HATEM BAZIAN

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.

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SALIM KASSAM

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.

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KHALID LATIF

Khalid Latif is Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic
Center at NYU.

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USRA GHAZI

Usra Ghazi is Director of America Indivisible and Senior Fellow for Religious Freedom at the Freedom Forum Institute.

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MICAH FRIES

Micah is Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.

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SHIRLEY HOOGSTRA

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.

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TRILLIA NEWBELL

Trillia is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

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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.

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GREG JAO

Greg serves InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as Senior Assistant to the President, focusing on executive office communications and external relations.

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LUKE GOODRICH

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.

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CHRIS SEIPLE

Chris is Senior Advisor at Templeton Religion Trust and Senior Fellow with Jackson School of International Studies at U of Washington. 

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MATTHEW SOERENS

Matthew is the United States Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief.

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DANIEL DARLING

Daniel is the Vice-President for Communication at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religous Liberty Commission.

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MATT KAEMINGK

Matt is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Seminary, associate dean for Fuller Texas. 

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CINDY WU

Cindy is an author and speaker based in Houston, TX. Cindy sits on the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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JOHN INAZU

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

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KEVIN BROWN

Kevin is Pastor of the Perfecting Church in Atco, NJ.

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