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ING’s 25th Anniversary

Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi thanking ING’s supporters

Look for our next e-newsletter from ING’s Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi, who will share our 25th year anniversary webpage that includes major outcomes of your support over the last 25 years. Thank you as always for reading our news and for your many contributions. Some of you have volunteered for us, shared our work with others, partnered with us on projects or contributed to us financially. We appreciate your support, and look forward to the next 25 years working with you.

Join Us At Interfaith Iftars This Week

If you’ve never attended a Ramadan iftar (breaking of the fast) dinner, we highly encourage you to do so. Below you will find details on the final two interfaith iftars organized by the Bay Area Muslim community for its hunger awareness campaign.
If you’re not in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out our Know Your neighbor program partner Shoulder to Shoulder’s “United States of Love Over Hate Ramadan Supper Series” project, which lists interfaith iftars around the country. We hope to see you for dinner!

Pacifica Institute Iftar Dinner At Cathedral Basilica:
June 5th in San Jose

On Tuesday, June 5th, the Pacifica Institute will host an interfaith iftar at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph with Santa Clara County Supervisors Dave Cortese and Cindy Chavez. More information and RSVP here.

American Muslim Voice Interfaith Iftar:
June 10th in Palo Alto

On Sunday, June 10th, American Muslim Voice Foundation founder Samina Sundas will host a special interfaith iftar at her home in Palo Alto. More information and RSVP here.

Past Event Highlights

“Can anyone name any famous American Muslims?”

“Can anyone name any famous American Muslims?” For most audiences, this isn’t an easy question to answer and despite a long history in the United States, the stories of American Muslims still aren’t well-known. Here’s ING speaker Muizz Rafique exploring that history with a class at a bilingual school in San Jose. If you’re interested in learning more, you can get access to our special public presentation about American Muslims and their faith at our site.

Marital Relationships in Islam

ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali spoke to a class of marriage counselors at JFK University in Pleasant Hill last week on marital relationships for Muslims. The students were very interested in simple ways to enhance their interactions with Muslim clients, especially when it comes to domestic relations. As always, ING is happy to tailor our presentations to fit the needs of our audiences — request a guest speaker today!

San Mateo Episcopalians Asked Tough Questions
of ING Speaker — With Respect and Thoughtfulness

In the past two years, ING has almost tripled the amount of presentations that our speakers deliver for a variety of venues including Episcopal churches. Last week, ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi discussed the current political environment for American Muslims with the congregants of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in San Mateo. Attendees grilled Maha with tough questions that were both thoughtful and considerate based on their many travels and readings.