Save the Dates for ING Ramadan Events
Sunday May 19, 2019 in Dublin
Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Palo Alto
Reflecting on the New Zealand anti-Muslim terror attack last week, we at ING are recommitting ourselves with our interfaith allies to continue our efforts to prevent more such atrocities through greatly expanding neighborhood grassroots education and engagement programs that are authentic, real, honest, inclusive, and meaningful to those who participate in them–programs that will produce long-lasting impact in bringing people to recognize our shared humanity. Eradicating hate won’t happen by piling on more hate or by giving way to feelings of anger, cynicism, or victimization. We can prevent hate crimes only when we intentionally commit ourselves to work against bigotry and discrimination anytime we see it in our own circles while continuing to work to help people learn about one another’s cultures and backgrounds, and to engage with one another towards the common good. That is the work that we at ING are committed to, and we hope you will support us as we strive to establish ING affiliates in every neighborhood in the country to prevent hate before it starts. Join us with your support today at https://www.ing.org/donate
Save the Dates for two Upcoming Ramadan Fundraising Events in the Bay Area:
Ticket sales coming soon.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Dublin, 6:30-9:30 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Palo Alto, 6:30-9:30 pm
ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will deliver a special presentation
about Ramadan for parents at the Tenderloin Community School’s April Principal Chat. Ameena will provide an overview of Ramadan and the purpose and goals of fasting and take a look at a day in the life of a fasting person. She will also focus on the practices of elementary school children during Ramadan. This presentation is only for parents of students at the Tenderloin Community School. You can access ING’s free public presentation on Ramadan here
Developing Cultural Competency Seminar for Law Enforcement: April 22 in San Francisco
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will present a cultural diversity seminar to the San Francisco Division of the FBI to increase awareness of Islamophobia and resulting hate crimes impacting Muslim Americans. If you’re a police officer and are interested in attending this seminar, write to [email protected]. To book a cultural diversity seminar, visit our site.
Mosque Tour: April 26 in Alameda
ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will take students from the Chaplaincy Institute on a tour of Berkeley Mosque to learn more about what happens there during the course of a day, a week, and a month. There will also be time before and after the presentation for Q&A with the students about Jummah, other Muslim practices, and any other questions they may have about the tour. If you are interested in attending this event, please write to [email protected]. To learn more about American Muslim practices, book a presentation here.
Islamophobia, Islam and Ramadan:
April 29 in San Francisco
ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will deliver a special presentation about Ramadan for the Sojourn Chaplaincy at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Ameena will provide an overview of Islamophobia and how it relates to healthcare and will offer some tips for supporting Muslim patients. She will also talk about Islam and Ramadan and the purpose and goals of fasting and take a look at a day in the life of a fasting person. You can access ING’s free public presentation on Ramadan here.
Past Events’ Highlights
ING Spoke Alongside Community Leaders at San Francisco Interfaith Vigil
Organized by San Francisco City Human Rights Commissioner, Hala Hijazi, ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan spoke to over 100 people at the San Francisco Community Vigil for the Victims of New Zealand. His speech focused on the inward and outward aspects of working together to spread education and combat hate in our communities to ensure that tragedies like these do not happen again. To book an ING speaker, visit our site
ING Speaks on Interfaith Panel Addressing Hatred and Gun Violence
ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali spoke on an interfaith panel titled “Stand against Hatred and Gun Violence” at Diablo Valley College (DVC). She spoke alongside the Reverend Will McGarvey, executive director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County; Gwen Watson, chair of the Social Justice Alliance (SOJA); Frank Burroughs, DVC adjunct professor and member of SOJA; the Reverend Julius Van Hook, interfaith juvenile chaplain at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall; Rabbi Dan Goldblatt of Beth Chaim Congregation; Hazzan Risa Wallach of B’nai Shalom Congregation; and Margli Auclair, executive director of the Diablo Peace and Justice Center. DVC students spoke as well. To book an ING interfaith presentation, visit our site.
ING Interfaith Panel Discussed Shared Values
Members of ING’s Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) spoke at a high school in San Jose on a “Shared Values Among Faiths” panel facilitated by ING speaker Noni Azhar. To book an interfaith panel, visit our site.
ING Spoke at Salesforce Healing Circle of Prayers for New Zealand Victims
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi spoke at a Salesforce Healing Circle of Prayers for the victims of the New Zealand shootings. Over 70 people in the room and many others online listened to learn hear how we can move forward to creating more peaceful communities and ensuring that we do all it takes to combat bigotry. To book an ING speaker, visit our site.
Holy Names Professor Remarked on Impact of ING Presentation
ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan spoke to a class at Holy Names University on “Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith.” The professor of the class remarked, “Most of our students know some Muslims, but few know much about Islam. I feel they all left with more knowledge than they walked in with…and I think [through your program] they now have a greater understanding of the experience of Muslims in the US and elsewhere.” To request a presentation about American Muslims visit our site
ING Addressed Students’ Questions About Islamophobia and Daily Muslim Practices
ING Content Manager Ameena Jandali presented to three high school classes in Oakland on “Challenging Islamophobia” and “Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes.” Students had many questions about her experiences growing up as a Muslim woman and about the beliefs and practices of American Muslims. To schedule a presentation on these topics, visit our site
ING Spoke at Pacifica Institute Interfaith Prayer Vigil with Religious & Political Leaders
ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi participated in an interfaith prayer vigil at the Pacifica Institute in support of our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand and here in the Bay Area. Over 100 people attended, including religious leaders, staff from political offices, law enforcement, and other people of good will.
ING Participated in “I Am Spiritual and Not Religious” Interfaith Panel
ING Speaker Ismael Nass-Duce spoke on an interfaith panel titled “I am Spiritual and Not Religious” in San Jose hosted by the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). The panel explored the various ways people engage in their faith in modern times. To book an ING interfaith panel, visit our site
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