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ING works on many fronts to pursue peace through education and interreligious engagement, and in the past week, a number of our programs have appeared in the news media. See below for details and links.
Huffington Post: Education and Peer-to-Peer
Engagement Curb Religion-based Bullying
ING’s Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi published an article at the Huffington Post exploring how bullying in schools can be countered with the kind of peer-to-peer dialogue and appropriate instruction resources that the recent Know Your Neighbor Back-to-School Campaign shared. You can read it here.
Forward: When The Muslim And Jewish New Years Collide
ING’s Content Director Ameena Jandali and Interfaith Speakers Bureau member Terry Fletcher co-authored an exploration of the Jewish and Islamic New Years, which experienced a rare alignment this year. They looked at the history and meanings of the celebrations and ended with a call for unity in the face of rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. You can read it here.
San Jose Inside: Local Interfaith Initiative Aims to Dispel Prejudice
ING’s Interfaith Manager Kate Chance authored an op-ed in San Jose Inside about the Know Your Neighbor (KYN) program and its work in bringing people together across lines of difference. Kate explained KYN’s recent Back-to-School Campaign and its goal of bringing resources to educators, parents, and students to help create more inclusive classrooms. You can read it here.