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Table of Contents:
- ING Workshop: Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims in the Current Political Environment
- You’re Invited – April 3rd Muslim-Jewish Halaqa-Seder
- INGYouth Workshop and Adult Interfaith Training with Michigan Affiliate
- ING’s Interfaith Allies – #HateEndsWithMe Events
Looking for Answers?
Register Now for This Saturday’s Workshop on Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims in the Current Political Environment
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
For Muslims participating or wishing to participate in interfaith work or speaking to the public about Islam, this workshop was designed for you. Non-Muslim interfaith allies welcome!
The current moment is one of the most challenging times to be an American Muslim. Islamophobia is at an all-time high, fueled in part by recent tragic national and international events. Muslims often find themselves called upon to answer difficult questions about their faith and loyalty.
Join us for this interactive workshop focused on guidelines, methodology, and knowledge for understanding and responding to frequently asked questions about Islam and Muslims. The workshop is suitable for ages high school and above. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a printed kit with answers to common FAQs.
Register Today – Muslim-Jewish Halaqa-Seder:
A Celebration of the Exodus Story
Sunday, April 3rd, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ING is excited to convene the second annual ‘Muslim-Jewish Halaqa-Seder: A Celebration of the Exodus Story’ in partnership with Congregation Shir Hadash, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and the Pacifica Institute on April 3rd, 2016.
Join us for dramatic reenactments of scenes from the Exodus Story in Muslim and Jewish scriptures followed by engaging interfaith table conversations and a halal/kosher dinner among members of the South Bay’s Muslim and Jewish communities.
Last year’s event was sold out. Reserve your seats today or contact Deputy Director-Programs Sean Rose ([email protected]) for further information. Tickets are $10/person (to cover costs).
Upcoming Adult Interfaith Training and INGYouth Workshop with Michigan ING Affiliate
March 5th and 6th, 2016
ING staff will travel to Michigan for events with the Islamic Education & Resources Network (ILearn), an ING Affiliate. On Saturday, March 5th, the Muslim Unity Center (MUC) will host an adult-focused event on Effective Interfaith Training for Muslims: Thriving in Difficult Times. On Sunday, March 6th, the MUC will also host an INGYouth Workshop for students aged 10-18 and their parents.
Featured Events from ING’s Interfaith Allies Program: #HateEndsWithMe
Interfaith Panel: Religious Pluralism
Tuesday, March 1st, 6:15 PM in San Jose
ING Speaker Harry Cornbleet will offer one of a series of reflections by members of different faiths on the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate that opened up the Catholic Church to interfaith dialogue.
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith
Saturday, March 19th, 2:00 PM in Santa Cruz
ING Chief Executive Officer Maha Elgenaidi will present our core presentation Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, which describes the basic beliefs and practices of Muslims and gives a brief overview of their history and of notable Muslims today.
Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory – Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Poetry from the Convivencia
Thursday, March 31st, 7:00 PM in Los Gatos
The art project “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory” interweaves Muslim, Jewish, and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of the Convivencia in Spain. ING Chief Executive Officer Maha Elgenaidi will participate on an interfaith panel reflecting on the artwork and texts.