As the core of ING’s educational programs, the Islamic Speakers Bureau has provided an invaluable service to educational institutions by supplementing the study of Islam and world religions in social science and history courses. In addition to presenting at schools, colleges, and universities, ING has also delivered hundreds of cultural competency workshops to healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies, and various community groups including rotary clubs, faith-based organizations, and national leadership conferences.
Featured Impact Stories
Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward
At Moreau Catholic High School on a beautiful spring day, Michael Steeb, a theology teacher, welcomed two American Muslim guest speakers to his world religions classes. The eager students had spent the semester discussing various religions and this week was dedicated to a deeper understanding of Islam and the Muslim world. The classroom was colored with various cultural artifacts including a prayer rug, prayer beads, and a calendar depicting pictures of mosques from around the world. Download the PDF to read the complete story.
Scroll down and select a school to discover how students describe what they learned from the ING presentations and the impact from meeting and talking with Muslim speakers.
- Saint Francis High School, Mountain View
- Hillbrook School, Los Gatos
- Hamlin School, San Francisco
- Monta Vista High School, Cupertino
- East Avenue Middle School, Livermore
- St. Mary School, Gilroy
- Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland
"Understanding the distinction between culture and religion is very important. Our school has invited ING speakers every year, and we are impressed with the dedication and commitment of the Islamic speakers."
- Michael Steeb, Teacher, Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, CA