ING Opens Additional Office in Oakland | Upcoming Events

ING Opens Additional Office in Oakland

We are excited to announce our additional office location in Oakland, California at The Port Workspaces on 19th Street. We are looking forward to easier access in engaging the local East Bay communities. Come visit ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan, Programs Associate Michelle Galecki, and Founding member and Content Manager, Ameena Jandali if you are in the area! Our main office is still in San Jose, where four other ING staff people are located.

Upcoming Featured ING Events

INGYouth Training on Countering Bullying
Through Education About Muslims:
November 11th in Pleasanton

ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan will address the Sunday school students at the Muslim Community Center on countering religious–based bullying through education. He will provide tips and resources on educating about Muslims and their faith. The training is part of a program that is in partnership with the Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR – SFBA).

Join us for an Interfaith Panel on Living the Faith:
November 11th in San Jose

How do adherents of different religions live out their beliefs, practices, and values in the busy lives they lead in the contemporary world? Representatives of major world religions in this panel discussion begin with a brief introduction of their beliefs and practices before answering the question of how they live out their faith. The Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) will address these questions and more for an upcoming panel at the South Bay Islamic Association in San Jose. This panel is co-sponsored by the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). To book an interfaith panel, visit this site.

Join us for a Best Practices Webinar on
Countering Religious-Based Bullying:
November 12th via Facebook Live

Join us on a webinar to introduce a new report from the first ever National Interfaith Anti-Bullying Summit held in Washington, DC last December. The report provides insights and recommendations that can be used by educators, policy-makers and mental health practitioners who seek to prevent and mitigate the impacts of bullying. The webinar will also feature the individuals and organizations that formed the Steering Committee for the Anti-Bullying Summit and is sponsored by Islamic Networks Group (ING), American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), and Sikh Kid 2 Kid.

Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes:
November 13th in San Francisco

ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali will deliver “Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes,” one of ING’s core presentations, to students at the Notre Dame De Namur University. Her talk will explore the history and contemporary lives of Muslim women around the world, including common misconceptions. To book an ING speaker on topics relating to Islam and Muslims, visit this site.


Join us for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration:
November 18th in San Jose

ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will be speaking at this year’s South Bay Interfaith Thanksgiving at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the theme Gratitude in Action. Pie and refreshments will be served following the service. Attendees are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Past ING Events

ING Spoke with Police Chiefs Association about Cultural Diversity Training

ING Community & Civic Engagement Manager Raania Mohsen met with the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs Association and provided an overview of ING’s services and cultural diversity seminars available for law enforcement agencies to help them better understand and serve the diverse Muslim population in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Since 1994, ING has conducted trainings for numerous law enforcement agencies both locally and nationally. To learn more visit our site.

Berkeley Teacher Expressed Gratitude for ING Panel

Supplementing curriculum on world religions, ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali and Interfaith Speakers Sobia Jamali and Terri Fletcher spoke on a panel on the Abrahamic faiths in a high school world history class. After the panel, the teacher thanked ING participants and expressed how valuable the Interfaith Speakers Bureau panel was for her students. She wrote, “Since religion is considered a private matter and it is not considered cool to talk about it, this panel gave my students a forum to discuss religion. Especially for religious students who may feel uncomfortable talking about their own faith, this was a safe space for them to share as well as to have adults who are not subject to the same taboos share about their faith.” To book an interfaith panel, visit our site.

Students Learned about How Islam is Related to Christianity
through Interfaith Panel

Supplementing world history curriculum, ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi and Interfaith Speaker Joy Aspenall co-presented and fielded questions from 60 middle school students at a private Catholic school on living the faith in Islam and Christianity. To book an interfaith panel, visit our site.

ING Staff, Affiliate, and Speaker Volunteers Presented
at Parliament of World’s Religions

At the Parliament of the World’s Religions which was held earlier this week in Ontario, Canada, ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan presented on ING’s Speaker Bureaus and INGYouth programs. He was joined by ING Colorado Affiliate Director Nabeeh Hasan and ING Interfaith Speaker Lakshmi Chandrashekar Subramanian who spoke about their experiences as speaker volunteers. To learn more about ING’s programs, visit our site.


ING Joined South Valley Islamic Center Interfaith Potluck Dinner

ING Community Civic Engagement Manager Raania Mohsen attended Family night at South Valley Islamic Center in San Martin. She met with a welcoming group of families and spoke about ING services to mosques and community members that include Speakers Bureaus, INGYouth training, and training for adults and youth on teaching about Muslims and their faith and responding to difficult questions about Islam. To learn more about ING’s programs, visit our site.

Students Learned About Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Supplementing content standards, ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan spoke to students at a middle school in Sunnyvale on Muslim Contributions to Civilization. Students were engaged and curious about the topic that included Muslim contributions to science, math, culture, architecture, food, and other aspects of daily life. To book an ING speaker on topics relating to Islam and Muslims, visit our site.