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  • ING is Open for Business
  • ING Interfaith Webinars on COVID-19 Reach 15,000 views (so far)

ING is Open for Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We hope that you and your family are doing well and staying healthy during this challenging time. At ING we have been through crisis before and we know that adaptability and resilience are key for all of us.

As some of you may know because you’ve used our online services, we already deliver all our educational presentation and panels online. For schools or other organizations looking to supplement their online teaching at this time, we offer a variety of the following LIVE presentations and panels on diverse topics. Please consider sharing the resources in this note with those who may benefit including educators, associates, friends, and family.

ING’s Online Presentations and Panels

Cultural Diversity Seminars about COVID-19 and Ramadan

ING trainers provide live online cultural diversity seminars for educators, healthcare providers, corporations, and law enforcement on the impact of COVID-19 upon Muslim Americans, especially in light of Ramadan which is less than a month away. These one-hour on-line seminars provide an overview of the topic, suggestions and tips for these service providers, and an opportunity for live Q & A with the presenter.

Schedule an online seminar here.

Intercultural Panels Addressing the Roots and Interconnectivity of Ways to Counter Bigotry

Intercultural panels examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslim, Jewish, Black, Latinx, Asian, Hindu, Sikh, and Native American populations. Panels include speakers representing various ethnic communities and conclude with a discussion about ways to counter bigotry in society. In light of the recent spike in hate incidents towards Asian Americans, this panel would be timely.

Schedule an online intercultural panel here.

Interfaith Panels Discussing Faith Perspectives on Relevant Topics for your Class or Group

Supplementing diversity programming and content standards relating to the study of world religions and cultures, interfaith panels of representatives from the five major world religions discuss a dozen topics including living the faith, shared values, the role of women, religious holidays, and religious perspectives on a variety of other topics. Panelists also answer questions from the audience while modeling interfaith understanding and acceptance of diversity.

Schedule an online interfaith panel here.
Examples can be found in the recent series of interfaith panels on Spirituality in a Time of Crisis here.

Presentations about Muslim Americans for your Class or Group

Accredited Muslim speakers deliver presentations and engage in discussions which supplement your cultural diversity programs on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, A History of Muslims in America, Muslim Contributions to Civilization, Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes, and Islamophobia and its Impact.

Schedule an online presentation about Muslim Americans here.

Educator Resources For Teaching About Muslims and other Faiths

We also offer online curricula on a variety of topics including Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, A History of Muslims in America, Muslim Contributions to Civilization, Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes, Emir Abd Elkader: A Muslim Hero for Our Time, Multifaith Curriculum: Shared Values Among Faiths and Living the Faith.

Each curriculum features various tools to teach about these topics including a digital presentation as well as numerous video clips and activities that are well suited for online teaching.

Register for online curricula here.

Online Resources For the General Public

We also offer online resources to the general public, including answers to over a hundred questions about Muslims here and digital presentations about about Muslim Americans, Ramadan, and Islamophobia and its Impact here.

Three-Part Interfaith Webinars on Spirituality in a Time of Crisis – Reached 15,000 Views So Far

ING’s three-part webinars which feature female religious leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist communities discussing how to respond to the current crisis from a spiritual perspective are now available online for your viewing.

View the first webinar on Coping with Crisis here.

View the second webinar on Building and Inspiring Fellowship and Community in a Time of Crisis here.

View the third webinar on Reflecting on Gratitude and Faith in a Time of Crisis here.

You may also access Spiritual Resources which supplement the webinars for each faith here.

Look out for upcoming interfaith and intercultural webinars by liking us on our Facebook page here!

To continue bringing people together now needed more than ever while supporting the work of educators and community and civic groups, please consider supporting ING in any amount you’re comfortable giving annually, quarterly or monthly. Thank you and please don’t hesitate from giving us your feedback on how we’re doing. Write to [email protected].