Welcome Ramadan and the Convergence of Abrahamic Holidays

This year sees a convergence of holy days and seasons among the Abrahamic faiths occurring at roughly the same time: Ramadan for Muslims, Lent and Easter for Christians, and Passover for Jews. We wish you all a blessed season of holy days! 
Online Resources for Ramadan

ING Ramadan Powerpoint: This digital presentation, with scripts and accompanying notes, provides an overview of Ramadan and fasting in Muslim tradition, including a description of the lunar calendar that governs the timing of Ramadan, the purpose and goals of fasting, and a look at a typical day of a fasting person. The presentation also describes the exemptions from fasting as well as the challenges for fasting students and workers and how best to accommodate them. It concludes with a presentation on Eid ul-Fitr, the holiday that celebrates the end of the fast.
If you would like to present on Ramadan, we recommend that you also review ING’s Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Islam and Muslims and A Closer Look at Sharia in the United States, which will equip you with responses to the concerns that many people have about Muslims and their faith.
If you would like to schedule a Muslim speaker on Ramadan or on other topics related to Muslims and Islam, you can contact ING’s Islamic Speakers Bureau.
Our live resource on the three Abrahamic faiths
(Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)

ING’s Abrahamic Faiths panel: Three religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—are considered “Abrahamic,” because they all consider themselves to be derived from the figure of Abraham, described in both the Bible and the Quran as the founder of monotheism. This panel discusses the similarities and differences between these three faiths and the ways in which their religious practices impact the lives of those who practice them. Request an Interfaith Speakers Bureau panel here.
ING Statement on Rohingya Genocide

ING issued a statement welcoming US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s declaration that the ongoing attacks against the Rohingya people by the government and military of Myanmar constitutes a genocide. The statement referenced the long history of discrimination against and persecution of this ethnic and religious minority going back at least as far as 1962 and gradually escalating to genocide, pointing out that such escalation is typical of genocides generally and drawing the lesson that a vigorous struggle against bigotry today can prevent a genocide in the future. Read more.
For other ING statements on current events, go here
Upcoming ING Events
ING has a number of events coming up in the next several weeks, including a Living the Faith interfaith panel, a presentation on Muslim Contributions to Civilization, an event that addresses Muslim Patients during Ramadan, and an event that celebrates Passover and Ramadan. Go to ING’s events page to keep abreast of what’s happening.
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