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Table of Contents:
- ING Workshop: Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims in the Current Political Environment
- Parents: Tell Your Children’s Teachers About Our New Educator Resources
- INGYouth Workshop with Colorado Affiliate
- INGYouth Workshop and Adult Interfaith Training with Michigan Affiliate
- ING’s Interfaith Allies – #HateEndsWithMe Events
ING Workshop: Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims in the Current Political Environment
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
For Muslims participating or wishing to participate in interfaith work or speaking to the public about Islam, this workshop was designed for you. Non-Muslim interfaith allies welcome.
The current moment is one of the most challenging times to be an American Muslim. Islamophobia is at an all-time high, fueled in part by recent tragic national and international events. Muslims often find themselves called upon to answer difficult questions about their faith and loyalty. To help chart a path through, we’ve organized this day-long workshop focused on guidelines, methodology, and knowledge for understanding and responding to frequently asked questions about Islam and Muslims. The workshop is suitable for ages high school and above. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a printed kit with answers to common FAQs.
Registration fee: $10 which covers materials and a light lunch. For questions, contact Content Manager Henry Millstein at [email protected]
Parents: Tell Your Children’s Teachers
About Our New Educator Resources
In January, expert guests from some of the nation’s leading educational, civil rights, and interfaith organizations joined ING staff for a webinar series. The webinars explored best practices for teaching about Islam and world religions in public schools. Today we sent this note to educators across the country with a link to the webinar recording along with a downloadable list of the resources discussed in the webinar. We hope that you will share them with your children’s teachers!
Be sure to check out the recording of the Parent Webinar “Supporting Your Muslim Student” and its accompanying resources as well.
Upcoming INGYouth Workshop
with Colorado ING Affiliate
February 20th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Later this month, ING staff will travel to Colorado for an INGYouth Workshop with the Colorado Muslim Speakers Bureau, an ING Affiliate.
Upcoming Adult Interfaith Training and INGYouth Workshop with Michigan ING Affiliate
March 5th and 6th, 2016
ING staff will travel to Michigan for events with the Islamic Education & Resources Network (ILearn), an ING Affiliate. On Saturday, March 5th, the Muslim Unity Center (MUC) will host an adult-focused event on Effective Interfaith Training for Muslims: Thriving in Difficult Times. On Sunday, March 6th, the MUC will also host an INGYouth Workshop for students aged 10-18 and their parents.
Featured Events from ING’s Interfaith Allies Program: #HateEndsWithMe
Pursuing Peace through Education and Interreligious Engagement
Saturday, February 20th, 10:15 AM in Palo Alto
Community Forum: Ask Questions About Islam and Muslims
Saturday, February 20th, 12:00 PM in San Jose
Islamophobia and American Muslims
Sunday, February 28th, 10:30 AM in Berkeley
50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate: Jewish Reflection
Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM in San Jose
ING Speaker Harry Cornbleet will offer one of a series of reflections by members of different faiths on the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate that opened up the Catholic Church to interfaith dialogue.
Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory – Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Poetry from the Convivencia
Thursday, March 31st, 7:00 PM in Los Gatos
The art project “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory” interweaves Muslim, Jewish, and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of the Convivencia in Spain. ING Chief Executive Officer Maha Elgenaidi will participate on an interfaith panel reflecting on the artwork and texts.