Salesforce Eid Celebration | Upcoming Events | We Are Sikh’s New Video ING Joined Salesforce for Eid Celebration ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan participated in Salesforce’s Eid Celebration by speaking on ING programs and ways employees can get involved in our organization. The celebration was filled with food, music, and an array of speakers. Consider having ING visit your office by hosting a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn about Muslims and Islam. You can book this talk on our site. Upcoming Events Tuesday, July 15th, 2019: Developing Cultural Competency: Healthcare for the Muslim Patient, The Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA. Find more information here. Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019: Working with Our Neighbors: Muslim, Jews, and Sikhs, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department, San Jose, CA. Find more information here. Friday, July 26th, 2019: Working with Our Neighbors: Muslim, Jews, and Sikhs, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department, San Jose, CA. Find more information here. Sunday, July 28th, 2019: Faith Matters Interfaith Panel, KSQD 90.7 FM Santa Cruz Radio Station. Find more information here. Thursday, August 1st, 2019: Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment, Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School, San Francisco, CA. Find more information here. If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming events, please write to [email protected]. Highlights of Past Events ING Participated in URI Accelerate Peace Conference ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan performed alongside leaders around the world on Interfaith peacebuilding at the United Religions Initiative Accelerate Peace Conference. Their stories weaved together to provide a full narrative to call our communities to action towards Interfaith work. Storytellers shared personal and religious motivations, challenges, and inspirations for the work that they do. Ishaq discussed the importance of moving beyond transactional relationships to foster deep social and spiritual bonds with one another. Church Divinity School of the Pacific Students Excited to Learn About ING’s Pluralism Work ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan gave an overview of ING’s programs and spoke about our work in the community during an Intro to Islam class at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. Students were excited to learn about the theology of pluralism that ING employ’s throughout its work. To learn more about ING’s programs, visit our site. ING Participated in KQSD Santa Cruz Radio Interfaith Panel ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi joined a KQSD Faith Matters Santa Cruz radio panel as a representative of Islam with Ba’hai and Catholic panelists to discuss faith founders. Maha talked about the revelation period of the Quran and shared events from the life of Prophet Mohammed. She also talked about her personal faith journey. Listen to the program to learn more about the origins and connections of these faiths here. The radio panels will continue throughout the months of July and August. Find information for the July show here and the August shows here and here. ING Addressed Roots of Bigotry Against Muslims at Racists Anonymous Meeting ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi addressed the roots of bigotry against Muslims and how it relates to misrepresentations of Muslim women in American popular culture to a Racists Anonymous group at St. Mark’s Church in Santa Clara. Racists Anonymoususes a weekly 12-Step recovery group meeting designed to redefine and end racism. All people are welcome. The audience asked incisive questions about the diverse practices of Muslims in places like Afghanistan and how some of those practices can or cannot be reconciled with the liberal teachings of Islam on women’s rights. They also discussed ways to challenge bigotry against American Muslims today. To book an ING presentation, visit our site. ING’s “Muslim Contributions to Civilization” Supplements World History Curriculum Supplementing world history curriculum, ING speaker Ismael Nass-Duce presented “Muslim Contributions to Civilization” to five classes at a middle school in San Jose. He addressed the contributions of Muslims throughout history in various fields including art, architecture, culture, science, and food. To book a presentation on this topic, visit our site. Check Out Our Partner We Are Sikhs’ “Let’s Talk About Turbans (Gasp!)” Video Funny Or Die partnered with our partner We Are Sikhs to make a video that explains everything you need to know about Sikhs, why they wear turbans, and what their core values are all about. The video titled, “Let’s Talk About Turbans (Gasp!)”, can be viewed here. Please share widely. Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization with affiliates and partners around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism.