Know Your Neighbor (KYN) is an effort of compassionate resistance against increasing polarization in the country along political, religious, and cultural divisions. Decades of social science research have shown that personal contact with members of groups you are unfamiliar with is the most effective way to dispel prejudice, and the Know Your Neighbor campaign offers tips, tools, and guides, to help with that exchange. We can do better as a nation, and it begins with us!
From July 20th-27th, Know Your Neighbor’s “Share Your Story” campaign will bring diverse voices together to answer three important questions related to knowing our neighbors — and ourselves:
- What do you want your neighbors to know about you?
- What experience changed the way you think about your neighbors or how they thought of you?
- What do you find important about interfaith work?
You can share your own posts and videos answering these questions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #KnowYourNeighbor, or #KYN on Twitter. Share your story and get to know your neighbors, too!
If you’re not comfortable with social media or this particular campaign, you can always utilize the resources on the main campaign page: www.ing.org/KYN