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A Word on “The Stranger” for World Refugee Day
and Family Separations at the Border
At ING today, we remember how the Qur’an and the scriptures of all the major world religions require us to care for the stranger. And, as the words inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty proclaim—“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”—our nation has a long history of responding to this call. In this time of rising xenophobia—seen most poignantly in the forced separation of immigrant and refugee families at our border—let us encourage our government and our communities to live up to this demand of our faiths and our national traditions.
To help counter the bigotry and xenophobia that drive exclusionary immigration policies, join our upcoming Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters campaign and explore what being an American means to you (details below).
Join Us to Know Your Neighbor and
Share Your American Story:
Monday, July 2nd to Friday, July 6th
During the week celebrating the 4th of July, we invite you to join our new Know Your Neighbor campaign by sharing your unique American story — whether of recent arrival or spanning many generations in this country — through social media or in-person events. Contact ING Community Engagement Manager Kate Chance ([email protected]) if your organization would like to participate. Look for the official launch notice next week.
Meet Our Summer Interns
ING has consistently attracted talented, driven high school and college students for our internship program. We’d like to introduce you to our Summer 2018 cohort, which is working on everything from political engagement to social media to community organizing They are an invaluable part of our work and we are so glad they’ve joined us!
Click here or on the image above to learn more about this incredible group of young activists!
Islamic Speakers Bureau Training:
July 2nd by Webinar
All it takes to dispel negative stereotypes of Muslims is a ten-minute face-to-face conversation. An upcoming Islamic Speakers Bureau training via webinar on Monday, July 2nd at 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern time, will provide ordinary Muslims with the tools to answer difficult questions about Islam and to present in schools, churches and other venues about American Muslims. Register today!
Join the ING Team: Development, Speakers
Bureaus, Community Engagement
Come join the team! It’s our 25th year anniversary! We’re searching for a Development Associate to support management in planning and implementation of fundraising- and development-related activities for ING. We also need a Speakers Bureaus Manager to manage our speakers and affiliates while scheduling all requests for ING presentations, lectures, panels, and seminars. And our new Community Engagement Manager will act as liaison between faith communities, public officials, and community leaders while representing ING and leading national interfaith initiatives. Learn more about the positions and qualifications at our employment page.
Featured ING Events
Religious Studies Summer Institute Panel:
July 11th in Washington, D.C.
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will participate in a special panel for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Summer Religious Studies Institute sponsored by the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute. The Summer Institute convenes K-12 educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious freedom and diversity in the classroom.