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Bay Area Muslims Condemn Attacks on Coptic Christians

By Maha Elgenaidi, ING Executive Director, and Michael Pappas, San Francisco Interfaith Council Executive Director. This opinion originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Every day, millions of Americans of all faiths and none give thanks for our Constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom. And when the news… Read More

Esther and Asiya: Bold Women in the Jewish and Muslim Tradition

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at Shabbat services at Kol Emeth Conservative synagogue in Palo Alto on Purim 5777, Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Shalom and Salam. I’m deeply honored to have been invited to speak to you this morning on the day that you celebrate Purim,… Read More

More People of Faith Need to Speak Up

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This opinion appeared at the ING blog. We as a society are in a tumultuous moment—not only politically but morally. Millions of people find the actions of the Administration, and of Congress also, deeply immoral, and they are taking to the streets to voice their… Read More

Women’s Marchers Affirmed the Rights of American Muslims, Too

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, and Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This opinion originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. Last Saturday, we were privileged to address thousands of peaceful protesters at the Women’s Marches in San Jose and San Francisco. Together, we made a powerful statement… Read More

ING CEO Maha Elgenaidi’s Speech at the San Jose Women’s March

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at the Women’s March in San Jose on January 21, 2017. Salam alaikum, Shalom, and peace be unto you. I am honored to be with all of you today representing the American Muslim community. Attending today are three South Bay mosques… Read More

Respond to Hate with Love

By Maha Elgenaidi, ING Executive Director, Dana Magat, Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, and Suzanne St. John-Crane, CEO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. This opinion appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. As faith and non-profit leaders, we are deeply troubled by the increase in hate crimes… Read More