Staff Blog

Bay Area Muslims Condemn Attacks on Coptic Christians

By Maha Elgenaidi and Michael Pappas This article originally appeared as an op-ed at 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 turns dark and violence leads the headlines, we reach out across religious lines, building...

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Holy Week for Abrahamic Religions, Faiths Urge Continued Resistance to ISIS

By Kate Chance, Interfaith Coordinator; Henry Millstein, PhD, Content Manager & Programs Analyst; and Tim Brauhn, Communications Manager. This article originally appeared at the Huffington Post. This week is sacred for the Abrahamic traditions and offers a beautiful opportunity to renew the historical bonds that have connected them. The Christian Holy Week started on Palm...

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Blessing the Bread – Remarks at PACT Solidarity Network Press Conference

By Maha Elgenaidi, delivered at PACT Solidarity Network Press Conference, April 7th, 2017 Like the Torah, the Quran teaches that when the children of Israel were suffering from hunger and thirst, Moses prayed to God and God answered his prayers with food from heaven. The Qur’an says: “And We caused the clouds to comfort you...

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

Speech delivered by ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi 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, a festive remembrance of one of...

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Thanks for Standing Up for Muslims — And for America

By Ishaq Pathan INGYouth Coordinator This speech was presented at the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees rally held in Mountain View, CA. My dear Jewish sisters and brothers, I want to thank you, as a Muslim, and on behalf of Maha Elgenaidi and of all of ING, and, I’m confident, on behalf of...

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[Editorial] More People of Faith Need to Speak Up

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 discontent. People of faith, individually and as communities, are prominent among them. But do people of faith...

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How a Bible Belt Christian found herself working for a Muslim organization

By Kate Chance Interfaith Coordinator Working for a Muslim organization enables me to both honor my Christian faith and my American citizenship. As American-Muslims face continue to face Islamophobic rhetoric and increased bigotry and discriminatory policies from our President, I want to share why a woman raised in Bible Belt Florida ended up in a...

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