ING Statements on Religious Expression in American Public Life/Church Attacks in Malaysia; 1/15/10

ING joins fellow Americans in offering its condolences to the people of Haiti and its prayers for their future recovery. Natural tragedies are a test not only for those affected directly, but by the rest of humanity upon whom it is incumbent to help. We encourage people to donate generously to the many organizations soliciting aid.

ING Statement on Church Attacks in Malaysia

In light of the recent string of church vandalism which brings the number of attacks to nine in Malaysia following a December 31st court ruling that overturned a ban on Christians using the word Allah for God, ING condemns these senseless attacks and calls on those responsible to return to prophetic and Qur’anic teachings regarding relations with their Christian brothers and sisters, and the sanctity of their houses of worship.

ING Joins Church-State Experts in Drafting a Statement on Religious Expression in American Public Life

On January 12, 2010, a new document was released to the public that explains law surrounding religious expression. While there is much debate about how law should address issues at the intersection of religion and government, there is much less debate among experts about the current state of such law. Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Divinity School’s Center for Religion and Public Affairs. ING’s president and executive director, Maha Elgenaidi served as a member of the committee that drafted the 32-page statement.
Read the full statement.