News and Updates

At ING, we believe that to reduce hate, we must address the underlying perceptions and attitudes that lead to hate   In 2010, according to a Gallup poll, 53% of Americans had an unfavorable view of Islam. In the same year, the FBI reported a 50% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Students surveyed before and...

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Great Teachers Bring Subjects To Life With Vivid Examples

Great teachers bring subjects to life with vivid examples We want to help you do what you do best   Fulfill social studies content standards and enrich your classroom with FREE, live presentations about Islam and other world religions. Your students will have the opportunity to engage face-to-face with Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists, and...

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Great teachers inspire students to appreciate their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others We want to help you do what you do best. "The Calling", one of the films featured in ING's lesson plans ING helps you fulfill content standards through FREE educator lesson plans on Shared Values Among the World’s Major Religions. This...

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Great teachers inspire students to understand the world and its diversity more deeply.     “Prince Among Slaves”, featured in ING’s curriculum   A significant percentage of the original enslaved Africans brought to American shores were Muslims, and there are still fascinating traces of Islam within some Southern Black communities. Unfortunately, this history of Islam’s earliest...

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Great teachers help students appreciate history and make sense of the contemporary world. Sample video featured in ING’s curriculum   Like a patchwork quilt made up of different pieces, many diverse cultures and peoples have contributed to world civilization. All these contributions are valuable, and recognizing them is important in understanding the world we live...

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Great teachers dispel stereotypes and help students sort truth from fiction. “The Headscarf”, featured in ING’s curriculum   The topic of women in Islam is vastly misunderstood, in part due to the steady stream of media images that emphasize and focus on negative stories. This FREE curriculum for educators, “Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes,” helps...

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Do you have questions about Islam, Muslims, or Shariah? We have answers. Why does she wear that scarf on her head? Is Allah the same God that Christians pray to? Does Islam oppress women? Are all Muslims Arabs? Why does it seem like all the terrorists are Muslims? Who was Muhammad? What do Muslims believe?...

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ING’s 2014 Annual Dinner

  ING’s Annual Dinner 2014: Is Freedom of Religion Becoming Fear of Religion? ING’s Annual Dinner on February 8th, 2014 brought together a sold-out crowd from diverse backgrounds and faiths to discuss the role of religion in a secular society. Policy leaders, religious figures, and interfaith youth leaders spoke together on the night’s theme: “Is...

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