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New Resources for Educators and Parents
For the last 23 years, ING has provided education about Muslims and their faith to educators throughout the country through interactive presentations. Additionally, for the last 10 years we have offered multi-faith panels featuring representatives from the five major world faiths. Our Frequently Asked Questions about Islam and Muslims, Sharia and ISIS are updated regularly to provide quick resources to educators, parents and students. In commemoration of Bullying Prevention Month, we’re offering new resources. These include online curriculum with videos of live presentations, partner resources and educator training.
Know Your Classmates Day October 21
In late September, Beyond Differences and Islamic Networks Group launched Know Your Classmates in San Francisco with Mayor Ed Lee and other officials (see launch event page). This national program which makes schools more inclusive by breaking down barriers around racism, stereotypes and cultural differences has designated October 21 as national “Know Your Classmates Day.” The curriculum addresses Islamophobia, which leads to social isolation and bullying of Muslim students. The seed for this curriculum grew from the national ING-led Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters program which was launched at the White House last year.
This past week ING Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance traveled throughout the Bay Area meeting with Interfaith councils, including the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, Peninsula Multifaith Coalition and Tri City Interfaith Council (pictured above). ING is looking forward to finding ways to work with these groups further. To find out more about ING’s interfaith work, visit our website.