Community Statements

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

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 11/14: Stop Hate and Spread Love in Sunnyvale...

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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

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 10/23: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities in San...

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Thanksgiving Tools for Educators and Parents

Wishing a happy Thanksgiving season to you and your family, and especially to educators and parents who can do much good by educating about the meaning of Thanksgiving to the First Nations who continue to be very much a part of the life of the United States.   Let us remember at this turbulent moment that, whatever...

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Do you Contribute to Islamophobia?

Releasing Our Updated Presentation on Islamophobia and Its Impact on Muslims and other Americans Open to the public at www.ing.org/Islamophobia Do you wonder where many common stereotypes about Muslims come from? What enables Islamophobia, and how is it disseminated? Is it possible that you’re contributing to Islamophobia without knowing it? How do we counter Islamophobia?...

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