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Reflections on COVID-19 | Volunteering | Resources

Contents: Statement from the ING Executive Director Volunteering Opportunities ING Resources From the Executive Director What an interesting time we live in! It is astonishing to me how something as miniscule as the COVID-19 virus, which is visible only through an electron microscope, can turn our world upside down as… Read More

Past Events – February 2020

In fulfillment of ING’s mission of promoting peace among all by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences, here are highlights of prominent events during this month. Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) Events 2/21: Creating Inclusive… Read More

Letter to California Superintendent Regarding Ethnic Studies Curriculum

In response to the California’s Department of Education (CDE) recent decision to only focus on the four foundational groups—African American, Asian American, Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x, and Native American—in its Ethnic Studies Curriculum that is being developed under Assembly Bill 2016, ING wrote the following letter to Superintendent Thurmond making the… Read More

Past Events – January 2020

In fulfillment of ING’s mission of promoting peace among all by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences, here are highlights of prominent events during this month. Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) Events 1/31: Creating Inclusive… Read More

Meet Our New Team at ING | Upcoming Events

New Team at ING ING has two new team members! Rahimeh Ramezany is our new Program Manager. Rahimeh earned both her M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Intercultural Communication from San Jose State University and participated in an intensive study abroad program in Amman, Jordan. Read More

Happy New Year from all of us at ING!

Happy New Year from all of us at ING! ING staff, multi-faith speaker volunteers, and interfaith guests from Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, San Francisco Interfaith Council, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, and Interfaith Council of Alameda County who were able to join us at our holiday… Read More

Past Events – December 2019

In fulfillment of ING’s mission of promoting peace among all by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences, here are highlights of prominent events during this month. Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) Events 12/7: Peacemaking in… Read More

Support ING’s Cultural Diversity Programs

Why should you support ING’s cultural diversity seminars for corporations, law enforcement agencies, healthcare facilities, and school district offices? “Because Americans are becoming more diverse in ethnic and religious backgrounds, not less. Cultural diversity education for service providers not only enhances quality of services but can also be a matter… Read More

Support ING’s Speakers Bureaus

Why should you support ING’s speakers bureaus for school and university classrooms, rotary clubs, houses of worship, community centers, civic organizations, and other groups? “Because religion plays a significant role in history and society. Failure to understand even the basic symbols, practices, and concepts of the various religions makes much… Read More