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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

ING Supports Department of Education Actions on Harassment and Bullying

10/26/10- Good news! Around the time of the start of the current school year, ING had repeatedly urged the Department of Education to send a notice to schools nationwide that would reinforce policies against harassment and bullying. We were very concerned about the impact of the NYC Islamic Center controversy… Read More

Federal Guidance Specific to Religion Based Harassment in Schools; 10/27/10

ING is pleased to call attention to federal guidelines issued in October, 2010 by the Department of Education that are specific to religion-based harassment in schools. The guidance emphasizes that harassment related to a student’s religion can trigger a school’s responsibilities to investigate and remedy the harassment under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While Title VI does not cover discrimination based solely on religion, groups that face discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics may not be denied protection under Title VI on the ground that they also share a common faith. These principles apply to students from any discrete religious group that shares, or is perceived to share, ancestry or ethnic characteristics (e.g., Jews, Muslims, or Sikhs). Thus, harassment against students who are members of any religious group triggers a school’s Title VI responsibilities when the harassment is based on the group’s actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics, rather than solely on its members’ religious practices. A school also has responsibilities under Title VI when its students are harassed based on their actual or perceived citizenship or residency in a country whose residents share a dominant religion or a distinct religious identity. The full press release with links to the guidance is as follows: Read More

Year-End Appeal: Thank You for All Your Support; 12/8/10

Thank you for your continued support and generous gifts to ING. Your support this year has helped build a more peaceful, harmonious community by allowing us to: Reach thousands of students, community members, service providers and professionals through the Islamic and Interfaith Speakers Bureaus Build relationships among members of the Bay Area’s diverse communities Expand our work nationally by partnering with other communities around the country that have benefited from our expertise and programs Work with federal agencies to help prevent harassment and hate   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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