Community Statements

Happy New Year from all of us at ING!

Happy New Year from all of us at ING! Working with ING staff, Meso at Santana Row now provides halal meat products: lamb, beef, and chicken.   Salam alaikum/ greetings of peace,   As we welcome the year 2020, we hope and pray for blessings and peace for all.   We are deeply grateful for...

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ING stands in Solidarity with Jewish Communities

ING Stands with Jews and All Others Affected by Bigotry and Racism   We at ING are grieved and outraged by the recent attack on a Hanukkah party in New York that left five people injured. We wish, first of all, to express our solidarity with the victims of this and other attacks and to...

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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 of life and death in...

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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 of history, literature, art, and...

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Muslim Teens Speak for Themselves To Counter Islamophobia

Support INGYouth Muslim Teen Training “Ali said she used to want to transfer to another, more diverse high school. But she felt differently after taking the INGYouth training and giving her presentations. ‘I felt more comfortable at my school, and I also think that the kids felt more comfortable with Muslims at school because we...

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2019 Year-End Report

*Averaged 10 presentations and panels a week in 2019; *Reached 1.5 million unique users through our website;  *Educators and activists in 48 states downloaded our lesson plans and online curriculum. Your investments in ING this past year have borne fruit even greater than we expected! Thanks to support from Americans like you and from foundations, we...

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ING at the American Academy of Religions

This past week, in recognition of the valuable work we do in preserving religious freedoms and pluralism in the nation, I was invited to speak on a panel with other academics at the American Academy of Religions conference on the topic: “The Example of ING in Decolonizing Interreligious Education.” The talk described ING’s academic and...

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Past Events – November 2019

Highlights of IFSB Past Events To book an Interfaith Speakers Bureau panel, visit our site. 11/14: Stop Hate and Spread Love in Sunnyvale From left to right, Fatih Ferder from the Pacifica Institute, Jan McDaniel from the Los Altos United Methodist Church, ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi, Rafael Brinner from the Jewish Federation, Elizabeth Green...

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Winter Holiday Tools for Educators and Parents

Greetings!   Last week we sent a brief education and parent guide of resources and tips for the Thanksgiving holiday season. This week, we’re covering resources and tips for the Christmas season.   The Christmas season, a time of joy and good will, is a great opportunity to be inclusive of the holidays of non-Christian students in...

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Past Events – October 2019

Highlights of ICSB Past Events 10/23: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities in San Jose From left to right, ICSB speakers Poncho Guevara, Luther Jackson, Marci Gerston, and ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi speaking to Silicon Valley leaders at the American Leadership forum. Panelists discussed racism and bigotry in the US and explained their historical and...

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