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9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
To commemorate the anniversary of September 11 this year, we are hosting a Day of Service and Remembrance. We will be boxing food for needy families at the Second Harvest Food Bank at their South Bay location on 4001 North 1st Street, San Jose Wednesday, September 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Prior to the service we invite you to share in dinner and an interfaith conversation about the value of intergroup understanding and trust. To participate, please RSVP for additional instructions/details.
Peace Picnic: From Fear to Friendship
ING invites you to join the American Muslim Voice Foundation, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, and Friends of Human Relations of Santa Clara County at a community peace picnic on Thursday, September 11th to honor the victims of 9/11, their families, and the first responders and strive to transform this tragic day into one of peace and community building. This is a free event open to the public. Please come and enjoy a multifaith service, children’s performances, light dinner, peace dove release, and a candlelight vigil. For more information, see here.
9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy
Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and interfaith unity. “Islamophobia is not pretty,” the ad reads. “Let’s build bridges, not walls. Hate hurts, hope heals.” “We wanted to make a clear statement that our 9/11 family members do not want to promote fear and hatred in our names,” Peaceful Tomorrows Project Director Terry Greene, whose brother died aboard United Flight 93, told HuffPost. “We believe that unity and interfaith tolerance are the path forward to a more peaceful tomorrow.” Read more here.
American Muslims and Social Justice
This Thursday, September 11th, ING trustee Maha Elgenaidi will present to a group of Americorps volunteers a number of social justice questions that concern American Muslims, including the struggle against Islamophobia and for interreligious and intercommunity understanding and respect, and the call of Islam to build a more just and peaceful society and world. To learn more about our presentations or to request your own, click here.