Staff Insights

As an Egyptian American, I am Embarrassed

By Maha Elgenaidi, Founder & Executive Director (bio) May 17, 2023 Cleopatra on Netflix (Photo Courtesy: Netflix) A new Netflix documentary Queen Cleopatra featuring the Black British actress Adele James as the legendary queen has ignited an uproar in Egypt… Read More

Hate in School Settings

May 4, 2023 The following remarks were delivered by Maha Elgenaidi on May 2, 2023, at a White House Listening Session on Islamophobia hosted by Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor Joshua Geltzer, and Office of Public Engagement Director Stephen… Read More

Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Jim McEntee Scholarship Fundraiser on April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023 Jim McEntee (1931-2004) Remembering Jim McEntee Author: Maha Elgenaidi Tonight, we’re here to celebrate Jim McEntee’s legacy of struggle for human rights and of compassion for all that was deeply rooted in his religious faith. Born in 1931, in the midst… Read More

Displaying the Diversity of Muslims: Perspectives on a Controversy Over an Image of a Prophet

January 18, 2023 Photo Courtesy: By Dr. Henry Millstein, Content Manager (Bio), Ameena Jandali, Content Manager (Bio), and Dr. Zachary Markwith, Deputy Director (Bio) This article originally appeared in the online publication… Read More

What Teachers Should Know About Prayer in Schools: Considerations After the SCOTUS Kennedy v. Bremerton School District Ruling

Hannah Santos, Religious Freedom Program Coordinator at Freedom Forum (Bio) and Zachary Markwith, Education Director at Islamic Networks Group (Bio) October 11, 2022 On June 27, 2022, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a high school football coach,… Read More

Recent Supreme Court Rulings Undermine Religious Freedoms in America

ING Interfaith Speakers Bureau July 5, 2022 Two recent Supreme Court decisions undermine the First Amendment and religious freedom in the United States. The first was Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade and the second was Kennedy v. Bremerton School District which allows… Read More

Is the City of San Jose Islamophobic?

Maha Elgenaidi [Bio] June 17, 2022 The question I ask in the title of this editorial is one which leaders of every city in the country should ask of its residents, not just regarding Islamophobia but towards all other forms of bigotry and racism… Read More

An ING Tribute to Norm Mineta

ING Staff June 17, 2022 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License. Our country lost a hero on May 3: Norm Mineta, a Japanese American who broke through barriers of racism and bigotry to become a champion of the rights of all people. The City of San Jose,… Read More

Learning about our White Antiracist Ancestors

Dr. Zachary Markwith, Education Director (Bio) and Dr. Henry Millstein, Content Manager and Program Analyst (Bio) May 30, 2022 Photo by John Goodwin of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery in 1968. As we remember those who gave their lives… Read More

ING Statements on Buffalo, “Great Replacement,” and the Middle East

By Dr. Zachary Markwith, PhD May 18, 2022 Salam alaykum/Greetings of peace friends,  ING released three statements this week in response to events that underscore the importance of our work together:  ING’s first statement is one of solidarity with the victims and families of… Read More
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