What We Do
Our mission is to promote peace among all, by fostering a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Muslims and other faith-based, racial/ethnic, and cultural communities, through teaching, learning, and engaging across differences.
Working to Make a Difference
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The Latest From INGMore Updates
ING Speakers Bureau Training Workshops in Dallas, Texas February 25-27; 2/24/1102/24/11 – Today Muslims in the U.S. are enduring a wave of hostility and suspicion largely due to a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear- mongering and misrepresentation of Islam and Muslims. From the Park51 controversy and protests against proposed mosques across the country, to the planned Qur’an burning and continuous demonization of Muslim individuals and groups, Islamophobia has pervaded the media, politics, and the general culture in the U.S. The need for better education about Muslims is crucial. According to a 2010 Gallup Poll, 53% of Americans have an unfavorable view of Islam; 52% admit to feeling prejudice toward Muslims; 66% disagree that Muslims accept other religions; 68% disagree that Christians’ and Muslims’ religious beliefs are basically the same; and 81% disagree that most Muslims believe women and men should have equal rights. However this and other polls have indicated that perceptions about Islam improve by 50% if people have a personal relationship with a Muslim. The onus is upon Muslims to represent themselves rather than allowing others to misrepresent them. Each one of us can make a difference in changing perceptions to increase interreligious understanding and mutual respect among all Americans, and create a more harmonious society and world. Read More
ING President Attending White House Conference on Bullying Prevention; 3/9/1103/09/11 – On Thursday, March 10, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services will welcome students, parents, and teachers to the White House for a Conference on Bullying Prevention. Participating in the conference will be ING President… Read More
Did you know these famous Americans have Arab backgrounds?April is Arab-American Heritage Month Most people are not aware that April is Arab-American Heritage Month, which highlights the contributions of this diverse population. Many are also not aware that while the majority of Arabs worldwide are Muslim, most Arab-Americans are Christian. Among them are scientists (clockwise from upper-left) like… Read More
Listening to Those We Serve
I thought that the training [by the Muslim speaker] was outstanding. It was relevant, informative, and engaging… this is training that all public officials could benefit from, and I learned a lot about Muslims that I did not know. Everything we learned can be put to practical use and will ensure we continue to offer the highest standards of service to all members of our community.
This was a very educational panel and presentation by the speakers today [Muslim, Jewish, African American, Asian American, Indigenous, and Hispanic]. Anyone who hasn’t had or taken the time to learn the roots of structural and historical elements of racism, colorism and what we can do about it would gain a great deal from this ING panel.
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