Celebrating a Historic Inauguration and Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Monday, January 19, 2009

Joining Silicon Valley Interfaith leaders, ING President, Maha Elgenaidi will co-present a Litany of Hope and Dedication at an Interfaith citizens celebration and dedication on the momentous occasion of the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama. The event will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who taught non violence and social justice, leading people of all ages and backgrounds to come together to improve lives and fulfill the American Dream. “Many of us feel called to work toward Dr. King’s dream. Let us all live a little of his dream in our lives by trying to live his legacy of promoting change for the greater good in whatever way we can. While many of the civil rights issues he fought long and hard for have been achieved, there are still many challenges before us, and the first hurdle is overcoming our own inner prejudices towards those who are different than ourselves. The dream he had of an America for all people, regardless of race or religion is a dream that all of us should work towards,” commented Maha Elgenaidi.

Gather to recommit to a community of hope and peace on this historic occasion.

Location: Santa Clara University Benson Student Center
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ING congratulates Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America who will Offer a Prayer at the Inaugural National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral. “I am honored to join distinguished colleagues from the diversity of American religious communities in celebrating this historic inauguration,” commented Dr. Mattson. “Muslim Americans join their fellow citizens in praying that our country will continue to realize, ever more fully, the American dream of freedom, justice and equality for all people.”

Dr. Mattson is part of the interfaith leadership of the National Prayer Service that includes prayers from Rabbis, Christian clergy and Hindu leadership alike. For more information and a full listing of the selected religious leaders, go to:
Inaugural National Prayer