Staff Blog

Monsters Command Fear, Losers Like ISIS Command Nothing

by Tim Brauhn, Communications Manager I don’t often find common currency with our Chief Executive’s speeches, but earlier this week while referring to the perpetrators of the Manchester Arena terror attack, our President said, “I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call...

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A Christian’s Reflection on Terror in the Name of Islam

by Henry Millstein, PhD, Content Manager & Programs Analyst​ The Crusades. The Inquisition. The wars of religion. The persecution and oppression of Jews. The burning of “witches.” Even the Holocaust—for though the Nazis did not claim to be motivated by Christian faith, the genocide they perpetrated would have been unthinkable without the centuries of Christian...

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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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