Posts By: Ameena Jandali

The Bullying of Religious Minorities in Schools: Consequences and Solutions

By Ameena Jandali and Henry Millstein, Content Managers. This article is published in the January/ February 2019 issue of Social Education Magazine by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS). Bullying is a prevalent and growing problem in American schools, impacting students of all ages and backgrounds. Bullying is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among...

Read More

Bay Area Muslims Took on Hunger this Ramadan

By Ameena Jandali, Content Manager Inspired by a call by the local PICO chapter, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), for each religious community to take up a social justice issue this year, ING volunteered to address the persistent problem of hunger this Ramadan, since one of the major lessons of the month is a...

Read More

Islam is not a country: the hidden assumption that all Muslims are the same

By Ameena Jandali, Content Manager This opinion appeared at the ING blog. As President Trump’s travel ban directed against mainly Muslim-majority countries was challenged once again before the United States Supreme Court this week, a slip of the tongue has brought some humorous relief to a tense and controversial topic.   On Wednesday, during his...

Read More

Recognizing the Unsung Sheroes of Women’s History Month

By Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This opinion originally appeared at Patheos. Women from time immemorial have been the foundation and sustainers of life and society, giving birth, raising the next generation, preparing the food that keeps us all alive and often risking everything for the welfare of family and society — underappreciated yet vital actions....

Read More

When The Muslim And Jewish New Years Collide

By Ameena Jandali, Content Director and Terry Fletcher, ING Interfaith Speakers Bureau member. This opinion originally appeared at The Forward. This year both the Jewish New Year and the Islamic New Year will fall on the same day. With both faiths beginning their days at sunset, the Islamic New Year will begin the evening of...

Read More

Ameena Jandali’s Speech at San Francisco Women’s March

By Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This speech was delivered at the San Francisco Women’s March on January 21, 2017. I want to thank the organizers for their great efforts in organizing this rally and march which is being replicated across the Bay, the country, and the world. And thanks to the weather for letting up...

Read More

ISIS is the Antithesis of Hajj, the Holy Pilgrimage

By Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This opinion originally appeared at TIME. Every year during the time of hajj a feeling of nostalgia overcomes me as the media begins covering one of the world’s largest annual religious gatherings. Although I performed hajj almost nine years ago, the experience feels like yesterday. It was the journey of...

Read More