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ING Hosting Faiths Act Fellows

TONY BLAIR FAITH FOUNDATION WITH INTERFAITH YOUTH CORE ANNOUNCE “FAITHS ACT FELLOWS” Hosting an Interfaith Pair of Fellows is Islamic Networks Group (ING) April 21, 2009. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), have today announced 12 exceptional young people selected in the US to take part in a youth leadership program established to bring people of different faiths together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and in particular, eliminate deaths due to malaria. Read More

ING Statement on Alleged Terrorist Plot in NYC

For immediate release (May 21, 2009) Islamic Networks Group (ING) congratulates local and national law enforcement agencies for their success in thwarting the alleged plot to bomb two Jewish institutions and shoot missiles at military planes. Harming places of worship of any religious group is strictly prohibited in Islam, and the Qur’an specifically mentions the duty to safeguard all houses of worship including synagogues (Qur’an, 22:40). ING points out that no political grievances can legitimize actions that are condemned by Islam; those that claim Islamic teachings to justify their immoral violent actions are committing a dual crime of attempting to harm others and acting in the name of a religion that they are misrepresenting. Read More

ING Welcomes President Obama's Speech in Cairo

Welcoming a New Course for Relations Between U.S. and Muslim Communities ING welcomes a new course for relations between U.S. and Muslim communities as set out in President Obama’s landmark speech in Cairo today. The tone and focus of the visit and speech is a breath of fresh air and gives promise to the vision and mission of ING’s work for the last 16 years, a world where people of all faiths and none are understood and respected and their contributions valued. Read More

ING Reaches Over 20,000 People in 2008-2009 Academic Year; 6/13/09

ING News & Information, 6/11/09 Mark Your Calendars On Saturday, June 27th, ING will be hosting a new speaker training workshop for the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) from 9:30-2:30 pm at the ING office in San Jose. Certified speakers deliver onsite presentations about Islam and Muslims at schools, universities, healthcare and law enforcement agencies, corporations and other public and private institutions. As an ISB speaker, you can join a 16-year old program to help promote a better understanding of American Muslims within our communities through education and inter-religious dialogue among people of all faiths and none. ISB speakers receive presentation materials developed by scholars, learn to speak about American Muslims for public audiences, and can improve their speaking skills in the process. Read More

ING Participates in ISNA July 4th Weekend in D.C.; 7/2/09

ING News & Information, 7/2/09 ING will be participating in the upcoming ISNA Annual Convention this 4th of July Weekend in Washington D.C., joining thousands of American Muslims in exploring this year’s fitting theme, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Maha Elgenaidi, ING president will be… Read More

ING Breaks Fast with Secretary Clinton; 9/18/09

ING News & Information, 9/18/09 *ING Expresses Best Wishes for the Holidays *ING Participates with other American Muslim Organizations in Breaking the Fast with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton *Announcing Recipients of ING’s “Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” award *ING Participates as Keynote Speakers in Ramadan Open Houses ING Expresses Best Wishes for the Holidays Wishing the best for all the holidays that align with the new moon, including Eid al-Fitr, (Festival of the Ramadan Fast-Breaking), which falls this weekend, Rosh Hashanah, and others that fall at this time. May the holidays be a time of joy and celebration for you and your families. Read More

ING Condemns Deadly Attack at Ft. Hood; 11/6/09

Islamic Networks Group (ING) Condemns Deadly Attack at Ft. Hood and Offers Condolences to the Victims and Their Families (San Jose 11/5/09) Islamic Networks Group (ING) condemns in the strongest terms the deadly attack on Ft. Hood that left at least 12 people dead and 31 injured. ING states, "We condemn this heinous attack on fellow Americans that has taken the lives and injured so many. We urge and support law enforcement in their investigation and prosecution of this criminal act to the full extent of the law. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families, and the entire local and national community. While the motive behind this shocking attack is still unclear, we strongly assert that such actions have no place, no validity and no support in our society and community and we categorically abhor and reject such senseless violence, which cannot be justified by any motivation. ING stands with fellow Americans in supporting and praying for the victims and theirfamilies." Read More

Guide to Preventing Hate Crimes and Reporting Harassment; 11/6/09

To plan and coordinate a response to potential hate crimes and incidents that may result from the Ft. Hood attack which occurred on Thursday, November 5, 2009, ING President Maha Elgenaidi joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Incident Community Coordination Team (ICCT) conference call today between federal agencies--that included the Dept of Defense, FBI, Dept of Justice and Dept of Homeland Security--and national Muslim, Arab, and South Asian groups. On the call, Maha expressed concerns for the immediate and human impact of this tragedy on innocent Arabs and Muslims who may be associated with the perpetrator’s ethnicity and religious identity irrespective of his motivations, which are still unclear. Several agencies said they would release guidelines for ensuring the safety and security of Muslim and Arab populations, which are forthcoming. Read More