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Bullying Prevention Month | New ING Op-Ed in Mercury News

ING Wishes A Happy Diwali to Our Hindu Friends Today is Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It is often explained as the triumph of light over darkness. To mark the occasion, we’ve gathered some reflections on the holiday from the Hindu members of our Interfaith Speakers Bureau. October is Bullying...

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ING speaks at Humanist, Mormon, Rotary events

Upcoming ING Events INGYouth Workshops in California, Texas, West Virginia The INGYouth Program is holding a series of workshops and trainings in the coming month for Muslim teens in California, Texas, and West Virginia. For more details, check out the listings below or contact INGYouth Manager Ishaq Pathan at 408-296-7312 x 130 or [email protected] Sunday, Oct. 22nd: Teen...

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Updated Educator and Parent Resources on Islam and Major World Religions

We’ve Updated Our Educator and Parent Resources on Islam and Major World Religions Educators and parents, here’s a summary of ING resources on Islam and major world religions for your classrooms and schools. Lesson plans are written in the context of social studies content standards relating to units on Islam and other religions. All our...

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A Convergence of Holy Days for Jews, Muslims, and Hindus

This weekend sees the convergence of three major holidays in Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. Friday evening marks the start of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Jewish people often fast and spend the period from Friday evening to Saturday evening in intense prayer. Yom...

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Our Guides to Religion in Schools | Op-Ed on Muslim Ban 3.0 | Event Highlights

New ING Op-Ed on Presidential Proclamation “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes” Sometimes referred to as a Muslim Ban ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi (Muslim) co-wrote with ING Communications Manager Tim Brauhn (Catholic) an opinion article exploring how ignorance of the “other”, in this case Muslims, leads to bad policy like the Trump administration’s repeated attempts...

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ING In the News: Huffington Post, The Forward, and San Jose Inside

Dear friends, ING works on many fronts to pursue peace through education and interreligious engagement, and in the past week, a number of our programs have appeared in the news media. See below for details and links. Huffington Post: Education and Peer-to-Peer Engagement Curb Religion-based Bullying ING’s Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi published an article at...

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International Day of Peace: Peace is attainable, but it’s not easy

Every year, the United Nations marks the International Day of Peace on September 21st by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in New York City. Japan gave the Peace Bell to the UN in 1954, before the country had been officially admitted to that body, and was meant to be “a reminder of...

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7 Million Views of Educator Resources on Inclusive Classrooms!

From September 7th-15th, Know Your Neighbor’s “Back-to-School” Campaign saw nearly 7 million impressions on social media platforms. Thank you for helping us get these valuable resources into educators’ hands! You can find detailed results and sample videos below. High school student Soha talks about what teachers have done to make her classroom more inclusive.   Working together...

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LAUNCHING: Back-to-School Campaign (Videos)

Launching the #KnowYourNeighbor Back-to-School Social Media Campaign Sharing resources with educators for more inclusive classrooms September 7th-15th   Working together with eighty-seven national partners, we’re excited to launch the Know Your Neighbor Back-to-School social media campaign between Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 15th, 2017 in an effort to share best practices to help educators, students, and parents...

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