ING at ISNA, Parliament of the World’s Religions, and International Museum of Muslim Cultures

ING at ISNA, Parliament of the World’s Religions,
and International Museum of Muslim Cultures

ING staff will be traveling in the coming weeks and months. Content Manager Ameena Jandali will speak in three sessions for the 55th Annual Islamic Society of North America Convention in Houston, Texas. On Saturday, September 1st, she will participate in a spiritual discussion exploring Islamic approaches to anger, and on Sunday, September 2nd, she will participate in a spiritual discussion exploring Islamic approaches to gluttony. On Sunday, September 1st, Ameena will lead a community discussion on common challenges facing Muslim families today.

Race, Class, and Religious Intersectionality:
An On-Going Struggle for Human Dignity

On Saturday, September 8th, the Islamic Thought Institute at the International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson, Mississippi will host a historic national conference that presents a candid conversation about race, class, and religious intersectionality. ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will participate in an interfaith panel examining the role of interfaith dialogue and engagement in building a movement against hate.

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest, largest, most diverse interfaith gathering in the world. For the 2018 Parliament in Toronto, Ontario, Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan will deliver two sessions on ING’s programs. On Saturday, November 3rd, he will discuss the Islamic Speakers Bureau and Interfaith Speakers Bureau and walk attendees through best practices for starting similar initiatives. On Monday, November 5th, Ishaq will lead a session exploring how the INGYouth program enables Muslim youth to actively counter hate in their communities. Exact times for Ishaq’s sessions are forthcoming.

Upcoming Featured ING Events

Back to School Anti-Bullying Webinar Series

Join ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan and special guest speakers for a series of anti-bullying webinars on Countering Islamophobia in Schools. Each webinar is 30-60 minutes long. The remaining webinars will cover:


  • Student and Parental Rights & Accommodations (view recording here) with Habeeb Quadri, Zahra Billoo, and Ishaq Pathan
  • Muslim Student Experiences & Peer-to-Peer Education (Wednesday, September 5th) with Dalia Mogahed and Ishaq Pathan
  • Reporting and Countering Islamophobia (Thursday, October 11th) with Zahra Billoo and Ishaq Pathan

American Muslims in Today’s Political Environment:
August 24th in Saratoga

ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will address the current political environment for Muslims in the United States and engage in conversation on frequently asked questions about Islam.

Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith:
August 30th in San Francisco

At an upcoming presentation, ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali will discuss common terminology used by Muslims while outlining their traditions and practices. She will also give an overview of Muslim history in the United States, including notable contemporary American Muslims.

Contemporary Issues Affecting American Muslims:
September 23rd in San Francisco

ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will speak with the participants of Calvary Presbyterian Church’s Adult Education class about contemporary issues affecting U.S. Muslims. The session will address the serious challenges facing American Muslims today, including Islamophobia, maintaining a minority faith and culture in an increasingly secular but still nominally Christian-majority society, and promoting education about Islam and Muslims.

Religion and the Environment:
September 23rd in Saratoga

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga will host an interfaith panel on religious teachings about conservation and environmental preservation. We hope that the audience will gain a new appreciation for ways in which faith traditions can work together to preserve our environment and our world.


Highlights of Past ING Events

INGYouth Speakers Meet with Palestinian
and Israeli Students to Discuss Their Communities

“It was really beneficial to learn from Palestinian and Israeli students firsthand,” said Musa, after some of the INGYouth Speakers met with a few students from the Debate for Peace program. They discussed school and community life as well as some of the important issues affecting their respective communities.
Another INGYouth Speaker noted that, “It was great to hear them explaining their experiences growing up there, the history between the two countries and their beliefs regarding the solutions (or lack thereof) regarding the situation. I appreciated how honest and raw they were, displaying their emotions and beliefs with conviction, respect, and sincerity.”
To participate in activities like this, consider becoming an INGYouth Speaker.