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If you live in New York City or Phoenix, here is your opportunity to become a certified speaker for a local ING affiliate. Help clarify misconceptions while educating about Muslims and their faith in a variety of public settings including schools, universities, churches, houses of worship, and civic organizations. An attendee at a recent ING training in San Jose expressed his appreciation for the event:
I just want to thank you for your time and applaud your worthwhile endeavor fighting prejudice and bias against Muslims in the US. The training…helped me feel positive about our future prosperity in this country as a Muslim community, due in part to you and your team’s effort combating discrimination and stereotypes. Keep up the good work.
The New York training will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in Manhattan on February 28th. Register online for this workshop.
The Phoenix, Arizona training will be held from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on February 28th. Register online for this workshop.
Community Town Hall for Youth and Parents
On Sunday, February 22, almost 200 people attended a Community Conversation with ING and CAIR titled “Anti-Muslim Bus Ads, Chapel Hill Murders & Moving Forward.” Mercy High School in San Francisco hosted the event.
Maha Elgenaidi of ING, Zahra Billoo of CAIR-SFBA, and therapist Shereen Khan-Amerikani spoke about recent anti-Muslim violence, as well as the current climate concerning countering violent extremism. The audience was composed mainly of middle and high school students and parents, and their questions led much of the conversation. It became clear that American Muslims need to greatly increase their efforts to provide an alternate narrative to extremist ideologies like that of ISIS. This narrative must be based on Islamic literacy, peace, and interreligious engagement such as that provided through the INGYouth Program. Stay tuned for announcements about future Community Conversations.
As part of our educational outreach, ING created a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available on our website. They serve as easy reference points for answering difficult questions about Islam and Muslims, and also for general knowledge.
- The 100+ most common questions from ING presentations on Islam and Muslims
- FAQs about Sharia, particularly as it relates to America
- Answers to specific questions about ISIS
Feel free to explore these collections – we hope that they are useful to you.