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Maha Elgenaidi

Founder, Islamic Networks Group
Bay Area, CA

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Maha Elgenaidi works to combat bigotry through education and interfaith engagement.

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Maha Elgenaidi is the founder of Islamic Networks Group (ING), a non-profit organization with affiliates 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. Maha is the author of training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as training seminars for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community.

She received an M.A. in religious studies from Stanford University and B.A in political science and economics from the American University in Cairo. Maha has taught classes on Islam in the modern world at Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including the “Civil Rights Leadership Award” from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and “Citizen of the Year Award” from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

Topics

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Discrimination and Bigotry, Interfaith Relations, Islam, Bullying

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