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Conversation with Professor Ingrid Mattson
Chair of the Islamic Studies Program, Huron University, and former president of ISNA
Private reception and conversation with visiting scholar and ING advisor, Professor Ingrid Mattson on the topic of “Future of Women in Islamic Scholarship and Leadership”.
PHOTOS: ING at the Presidential Inauguration
All of us at ING want to congratulate President Obama for his second inauguration yesterday in Washington. He gave a moving speech that evoked both the deep history and powerful forward movement of America at this decisive moment in history. In it, President Obama shared:
“We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’”
You can see the full speech here.
Among the attendees were ING’s affiliate leaders Zehra Wamiq (Philadelphia) and Shakila Ahmad (Cincinnati), who live-tweeted from the two day events. While you can read over all their tweets of the day with the hashtag #inginauguration, here are some highlights:
Swearing in, parade, Inaugural Ball…catching it all in a historic exciting and exhausting day! #inginauguration sapic.twitter.com/wzaQqC16
Beautiful way to wrap up the evening with celebrating a key moment in history.#inginauguration sa pic.twitter.com/aMIxaMsL