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Building a More Inclusive and
Equitable America

Who We Are

We’re Americans of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds working together towards peace in our country and around the world.

Our Team

What We Do

Our mission is to promote peace among all, by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences.

Support

We support educators and trainers with speakers and online curriculum

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Train

We train educators and trainers about diverse populations

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Gather

We provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to engage with one another

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How We Do It

Tailored Content

We tailor our presentations and panels for each audience group. No two ING presentations or events are alike.

Expert Speakers

We select speakers who represent their communities through their identification with and active membership in community organizations.

Professional Development

We train educators and trainers to train their co-workers and add to their internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policies.

Online Resources

We produce content that supplements existing courses or curriculum and addresses contemporary issues.

Working to Make a Difference

Based on surveys and evaluations by requesters of our programs,
this percentage of them report the following

96%

report ING content is relevant, and fulfills their needs and expectations.

98%

give high ratings to our speakers’ skills in knowledge, delivery, and effectiveness.

96%

report high rates of satisfaction with our presentations and panels.

Upcoming ING Events

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The Love of God and Neighbor in Islam

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

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Getting to Know Muslim Americans and Their Faith

Monday, July 11th, 2022

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Muslim Holidays

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

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Let’s Talk About It!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

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The Latest From ING

More Updates

Responding to 'Draw Muhammad Day' 5/20/10

In response to Comedy Central’s decision to censor an episode of a recent “South Park” featuring a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Muhammad after receiving threats from Muslim extremists, May 20th has been designated “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” on a Facebook page with the same name. Since then, even the proponent of the original idea, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris who first suggested the day last month now says the campaign “has lost its anti-censorship focus and is now being used to bash ordinary Muslims.” She also told the Washington Post that “the Facebook protest had become ‘vitriolic and worse, offensive to Muslims who had nothing to do with the censorship issue I was inspired to draw about in the first place.’” Additionally, Jon Wellington, who set up the Facebook page, has quit the site, saying, “I did not create this event to encourage people to be deliberately offensive, by equating the silliness of those zealots with the entire Islamic faith and its bazillions of adherents, a few of whom I am lucky to count among my friends.” Read More

ING President Meets with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

The Honorable Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan. 06/25/10- ING President Maha Elgenaidi participated in a meeting this week hosted by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. Leaders of secular and faith-based organizations were invited for a briefing and dialogue on the President’s education agenda and the critical role of community based organizations in American education. Moderated by Peter Groff, Director of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the meeting had among its speakers and discussants Arne Duncan, the honorable U.S. Secretary of Education; Martha Kanter, Under Secretary; Jim Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary; Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; and, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. The discussion centered around the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which you can learn more about on the Department’s website. Read More

Preventing Bullying & Harassment, Back to School and Park51 NYC Mosque; 8/30/10

Over 55 million young people will be going back to K-12 schools this fall. While school is generally a place of learning and friendship, one of three students will experience bullying. That is over 18 million students. Many of them will include Muslim, Sikh, Arab and other children from minority religious and ethnic communities. Students who are bullied have both their grades and health suffer. Read More
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Listening to Those We Serve

The entire experience of planning a series of seminars with ING was inspirational. They did an amazing job. The ING team welcomed input along the way which allowed each session to be even better than the one before it. We will continue to work with ING as I am confident that they will continue to provide value in our work.

City Human Resources Director

I thought the ING seminar, “Preventing and Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry,” was an extremely valuable training for law enforcement, especially in today’s day and age with all the misunderstandings and misperceptions of the Muslim community…I feel this training will help my staff and I in developing better relationships and in responding to the needs of our community. I highly recommend this training to others.

Police Captain

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