“People are enemies of what they do not know.”
-Ali, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet
Our purpose is addressing Islamophobia and building bridges of understanding and friendship among non-Muslims and Muslims particularly in the Northern New England area with potential to spread to other geographic areas. This project offers resources to counter the severe and dangerous tensions, misunderstandings and animosity.
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To schedule any of these events in your congregation or group, please contact us.
By Maha Elgenaidi, ING founder and trustee
“As the holy month of Ramadan begins in earnest, Islamic Networks Group is excited to launch a new series on the First Principles of Religion. Each week during this month, we will provide a detailed reading of each principle, including holy texts from a variety of faith traditions. We hope that it will serve as a reminder of the objectives of religion and the urgent need for interfaith cooperation in attaining them.
We begin the series with an editorial that summarizes the Five Uniting Religious Principles, which was published on Patheos on Day One of their special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which they showcase the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, and writers. The article also appears at the Huffington Post blog.”
- ING Team
Inside Mecca is a film by National Geographic that serves as an excellent documentary introduction to the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars (essential spiritual practices) of Islam. It can be viewed at home via the National Geographic channel on Youtube. There is a small group dialogue session for this film here.
What Is The Truth About American Muslims? was “created jointly by Interfaith Alliance and the Religious Freedom Education Project. In a time when misinformation about and misunderstandings of Islam and of the American Muslim community are widespread, our goal is to provide the public with accurate answers to understandable questions. This FAQ reflects widely-shared views among American Muslims on important topics such as sharia, jihad, the role of mosques and the relationship between religious and civil legal codes. It has been endorsed by 21 diverse religious, secular, interfaith and civil rights organizations,” including 3 Muslim, some Sikh, Jewish, Christian and more.
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Peace and Unity Bridge is a project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington, Vermont, assisted by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.
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