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ING NEWS UPDATE 3/23/06
* ING Conducts Training for UCSF Nursing Department, 3/08/08
* ING Speaker Addresses Kiwanis Club in Campbell, 3/09/06
* ING Presents at Understanding Islam Conference, San Rafael, 3/11/06
* ING Speakers Address Various Faith Groups, 3/13 – 3/14/06
* ING Speakers Present at Castro Valley High Diversity Days, 3/16-3/17/06
* ING Conducts Speakers Training in Dallas, Texas, 3/18/06 ING Conducts Training for UCSF Nursing Department, 3/08/08
On Wednesday, March 8th, an ING senior trainer delivered ING’s Healthcare training to a group of nursing students at UCSF. The students were interested to learn about Islam’s view of sickness and health, as well as specific protocols relating to religious practices, gender interaction, diet, end of life issues and other areas of concern to health care providers. ING’s health care presentation is increasingly requested not only by health care providers, but also chaplains who provide spiritual care as well as support services for patients of all faiths. This and other related presentations are being further developed and expanded by ING staff as well as health care professionals thanks to funding from a grant by the California Endowment.
ING Speaker Addresses Kiwanis Club in Campbell, 3/09/06
An ING speaker addressed a lunch meeting of members of the Los Gatos Kiwanis Club in Campbell on Thursday, March 9th. The presentation included an overview of Islam and Muslims and contemporary issues, followed by a Q and A session from the audience. The group of 50 professionals posed many of the typical questions on women, violence, and more recent issues relating to the Denmark cartoons. Since 9/11 ING has addressed dozens of such clubs and organizations in an unprecedented manner, and the reception has always been warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic.
ING Presents at Understanding Islam Conference, San Rafael, 3/11/06
An ING speaker addressed the issue of Women in Islam at the Understanding Islam Conference hosted by Dominican University of CA and the International Association of Sufism which tool place on Saturday, March 11th in San Rafael, CA. Joining the all day event which was attended by about 150 people from various faiths and backgrounds, ING also participated in the hour long Q & A session which involved all the speakers at the conclusion of the conference. The event was not only a good forum for clearing up misconceptions about Islam, but for networking with other faith leaders.
ING Speakers Address Various Faith Groups, 3/13 – 3/14
Within a two-day period, ING speakers addressed three separate faith gatherings. The first was Grace Baptist Women’s Mission Group, in Campbell, CA; the second was the Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational in Los Altos, and the third was the Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco. Since 9/11, the number of requests from faith-based organizations has risen dramatically, with the bulk requesting an overview of Islam and Muslims. Reaching out to religious groups is critical in the increasingly polarized climate, and emphasizing our similarities rather than the issues that divide us is equally important.
ING Speakers Present at Castro Valley High Diversity Days, 3/16-3/17
Three ING speakers joined Castro Valley High’s annual Diversity Days on Thursday and Friday last week. Each speaker addressed a different topic, including an Orientation on Islam and Muslims, Women in Islam, and answering FAQ’s. This is the third year that ING has participated in the event, and last year ING awarded Castro Valley for its efforts in promoting diversity and outreach.
ING Conducts Speakers Training in Dallas, Texas, 3/18/06
ING conducted an all-day speakers training on Saturday, March 17th for the greater Dallas community. Organized by the Plano mosque, the event included participants from several surrounding masajid including the Richardson community. The training was attended by a diverse crowd of 85 people, who were eager to gain from ING’s expertise in presenting about Islam and Muslims to Americans of Other Faiths. The previous evening ING addressed an audience from the Plano Masjid on the importance and guidelines for outreach. ING has conducted over fifty similar trainings across the U.S., and has established affiliated bureaus in twelve states. To arrange for training in your city, please contact the ING office.
For upcoming ING events, go to: https://ing.org.