Join us on Thursday, March 18th: Muslim Women Chaplains
Uplifting the Importance of Women’s Religious Leadership
in the Muslim American Community

Muslim women are the pillars of thriving communities, occupying both leadership roles and supporting projects behind the scenes. Muslim women chaplains fill a religious and spiritual need for their communities, working in non-faith based spaces to support Muslims in colleges, in healthcare, and in many other sectors. In honor of Women’s History Month, ING invites you to join us in conversation with a diverse panel of women chaplains about their important work, how their religious leadership serves the Muslim American community, and what lessons we can all learn from their experiences. Register here to join us on Thursday, March 18th from 11:00 – 12:00pm PST.

Panelists:
Nisa Muhammad, Chaplain, Howard University
Sondos Kholaki, Chaplain, Hoag Hospital
Amira Quraishi, Chaplain, Wellesley College

Moderators:
Shakila Ahmed, Trustee, Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Tabassum Haleem, CEO, Islamic Networks Group (ING)

ING Donors Invited to Upcoming March Events

Contact ING Bay Area Director Ishaq Pathan at [email protected] if you’re available and wish to attend.

  • March 16th, 2021: Intercultural Panel on Creating Inclusive & Equitable Communities Through Understanding, School in Pacifica, CA
  • March 18th, 2021: Presentation on Islam: Integration and Accompanying Others, Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • March 21st, 2021: Panel on Women Leaders in Nonprofits, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Chicago, IL
  • March 23rd, 2021: Intercultural Panel on Creating Inclusive & Equitable Communities Through Understanding, University of California Santa Cruz
  • March 26th, 2021: Presentation on A History of American Muslims, Middle School, Bellevue, WA
  • March 26th, 2021: Presentation on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, School in Santa Cruz, CA

Encourage Local Police Cultural Competency Training on Muslim Americans – Use This Brochure

Highlights Successes of State Certified ING Training

ING has been delivering training for law enforcement agencies since 1995 working in California and across the country through our affiliates and the US Dept of Justice. Last year our trainers delivered over 30 state-certified trainings to police departments across California in person and via webinar. Interactive training agendas are available in 2, 4, and 8 hour formats. Consider sharing the brochure linked here with your local police department to request training. Recruitment for additional Muslim American trainers will open later this year.

Educators and Parents,
View our latest Anti-Racism Lesson Plans
Featured in WeAreTeachers Article

“Over the past year, in the midst of a raging pandemic, we have witnessed horrific acts of racism … as well as renewed calls for social change. Teachers have a responsibility to be a part of these efforts to both tackle racism head on and move the needle toward racial justice. And you’re in a great position to do so. But how? Conversations confronting anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and the like, are challenging in a school setting. That’s why we’re so thankful to share these free lesson plans from the Islamic Networks Group (ING) on addressing racism, creating inclusive communities, and building equity.”

Read the full article on the WeAreTeachers site here. View our latest anti-racism lesson plans here.

Liberals Should Listen to Muslim Voices
Instead of Those Who Speak for Them

Read Latest Blog Post by ING Founder, Maha Elgenaidi

“Islamophobia is essentially an instrument of colonialism; an instrument that was used historically to subjugate the colonized by portraying them as barbarians or primitives needing civilizing, or in the present day, to suppress Muslim populations in various ways including ignoring or dismissing their voices for gain or advantage. Unfortunately, that instrument was bluntly used recently in San Francisco, one of the most liberal and progressive cities in the country.

On February 11th the Commonwealth Club, a respected Bay Area institution, hosted a program titled ‘Ayaan Hirsi Ali with Bari Weiss: Islam, Immigration, and Women’s Rights.’ Note that Islam is prominently highlighted in the title and related to immigration and women’s rights.”

Read the rest of ING Founder Maha Elgenaidi’s blog post here.

ING Seeking Interns for the Summer

Our internship program offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the different functions involved in managing and operating a non-profit organization. Interns learn about the work of ING in promoting peace and increasing understanding in our society through our diverse educational and interfaith programs. Interns also receive practical training in project management, community outreach, research, writing, and other types of assignments while working with our professional staff.

This summer, we are looking for interns to work on ING’s lesson plans, social media, and INGYouth programs. If you’re a student looking for real-world experience, please consider interning with us. To apply, visit our site here.

Your support and donations at work at ING
A Partial Listing of Past Events

  • March 10th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on Living the Faith, High School, San Jose, CA
  • March 9th, 2021: Presentation on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • March 7th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on Women Around the World, Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (M.T.O.) School of Islamic Sufism, Berkeley, CA
  • March 5th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on Living the Faith, High School, Berkeley, CA
  • March 5th, 2021: Presentation on Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes, High School, San Francisco, CA
  • March 4th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on Muslim and Christian Relations, Middle School, Gilroy, CA
  • March 4th, 2021: Presentation on Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes, High School, San Francisco, CA
  • March 1st, 2021: Presentation on Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes, High School, Seattle, WA
  • February 25th, 2021: Seminar on Preventing & Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Los Altos Police Department, Los Altos, CA
  • February 23rd, 2021: Seminar on Preventing & Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Los Altos Police Department, Los Altos, CA
  • February 22nd, 2021: Seminar on Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • February 21st, 2021: Presentation on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville, IL
  • February 11th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on COVID-19’s Impact on Foundation Giving and the Nonprofits They Support, San Francisco Interfaith Council, San Francisco, CA
  • February 11th, 2021: Seminar on Preventing & Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Redwood City Police Department, Redwood City, CA
  • February 5th, 2021: Presentation on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, High School, Lehi, UT
  • February 3rd, 2021: Presentation on Getting to Know American Muslims and their Faith, Middle School, Oakland, CA
  • January 30th, 2021: Interfaith Panel on Living the Faith, Atz’ Chaim BBG #2043, San Jose, CA