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Book Signing and Interfaith Panel:
Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will join Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham and Rabbi Allen Bennet for an interfaith discussion following a reading by author Steven Nightingale from his book, Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God. The book focuses on the legendary convivencia—the “living together” of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities in Medieval Spain, a brilliant historical example of the power and intelligence of interfaith communities. The interfaith panel will discuss some of the ways in which such work is carried out today and how it might be deepened, extended, and enriched, so as to build a foundation of hope for a future of peace. For more information, visit the event page.
May 9th South Bay Luncheon for ING
Supporters and Guests 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
We cordially invite ING supporters and their guests to a special luncheon on May 9th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Attendees will receive an important brief on the impact of ING programs in the community, as well as an update on the new endowment campaign. Please register for the luncheon here.
Save the Date – May 16th
ING Staff and Volunteers
Second Annual ING Service Day
ING’s Staff and Volunteers Service Day is on May 16th from 10:00-12:00. We will be joining Rahima Foundation’s monthly food distribution at 2345 Harris Way, San Jose 95131 (New SBIA Bldg). We expect to help distribute over 13 tons of food to several hundred families. Rahima is one of the pioneers in local Muslim charitable work, founded by a long time ING supporter and friend, Habibe Husain. To learn more about Rahima visit www.rahima.org.
If you are interested in participating in our service day, or would like more information, please RSVP to [email protected] by May 5th.
ING Addresses Older Women’s League in San Francisco
ING Speaker Aisha Morgan joined American Muslim Voice Founder Samina Faheem Sundas for an informational session about Muslims and their faith and the role of American Muslim women. The event was sponsored by the Older Women’s League (OWL) in San Francisco, which describes itself as “A place for friendship, learning, and advocating for women.” About 50 people attended the event and had numerous questions for the speakers, including such topics as women’s rights and Shariah law.
ING Affiliate News:
Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau
Delaware Valley’s Speaker’s Bureau (DVSB) director and ING Trustee Zehra Wamiq recently joined the committee of Delaware Valley Muslim Organizations, which works for equal representation of American Muslim women in mosques and other civic organizations. DVSB currently partners with the Zakat Foundation to share resources in a program called Family Promise in Delawarewhich works to prevent and end homelessness by involving multifaith congregations and other volunteers. On May 13th, they will be cooking for and serving homeless families housed in a church in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Wednesday, April 29 – 7 PM
Book signing and panel: “Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God”
Interfaith Chapel of the Presidio – San Francisco
Author Steven Nightingale will read a brief selection from the book, focusing on the legendary convivencia—the “living together” of Moslem, Christian, and Jewish communities in Medieval Spain. It was a brilliant historical example of the power and intelligence of interfaith communities. An interfaith panel will discuss the ways in which just such work is carried out today, and how it might be deepened, extended, and enriched, so as to build a foundation of hope for a future of peace.
Wednesday, May 6 – 9 AM
Rituals of Death, Dying, and Mourning
Pacific School of Religion – Berkeley
ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will be the Muslim speaker on an interfaith panel discussing “Rituals of Death, Dying, and Mourning” for classes in field education and in weddings, baptisms, and funerals at the Pacific School of Religion. Other students and members of the wider community may also attend.
Saturday, May 9 – 9 AM
Notre Dame de Namur University Commencement
Notre Dame de Namur University – Belmont
ING CEO Maha Elgenaidi will deliver the invocation at commencement ceremonies for Notre Dame de Namur University.
Saturday, May 9 – 11:30 AM
ING South Bay Luncheon
Santa Clara Marriott – Santa Clara
ING supporters and their guests are invited to a special luncheon on May 9th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Attendees will receive an important brief on the impact of ING programs in the community, as well as an update on the new endowment campaign.
Saturday, May 16 – 6 PM
Community Conversation with ING & CAIR: Chapel Hill Murders, Islamophobia, and Moving Forward
West Valley Muslim Association – Saratoga
The West Valley Muslim Association will hold a conversation with ING, CAIR-SFBA, and with a representative from the Muslim Mental Health Professionals Network about the current landscape of hate crimes and Islamophobia. With anti-Muslim advertisements running on buses in San Francisco and the tragic killings in Chapel Hill, understanding what is happening and what we can do to push back as individuals and a community is critical.