In This Issue
In July and August, the ISB presented:

American Muslims: Beliefs and Practices

The ISB presented to the following:

Agape United Methodist Women Group / Alpharetta First United Methodists Church

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Georgia Council for International Visitors - Canadian and Saudi delegations

Kennesaw State University

Northminster Presbyterian Church

University of West Georgia

The ISB thanks our presenters:

Tariq Abdul-Haqq
Noor Abbady
Khadeejah Farooq
Huma Faruqi
Talha Faruqi 
 Sara Fatima
Fairyal Halim
Karen Katoot
Soumaya Khalifa
 Hina Mahmood
Jelena Naim
Bukhari Nuriddin
Maria Taheb
Amin Tomeh

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To request an Interfaith panel, click here.


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Early Pricing for the Gala Ends on September 7

We Need a Leader For All Americans (Not Just A Few) 
Markus Mainka _

"We need a president for every American, no matter their race, religion, color, or creed. Our nation needs a leader who understands the values and the challenges of all of it citizens - including Muslims like myself. Our country needs a president who will stand for inclusion and religious freedom and denounce fear-mongering and demagoguery."

ISB Board Member Amin Tomeh Honored by Points of Light!

ISB board member Mr. Amin Tomeh was honored by  Points of Light for his community work with the ISB

Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award. Tomeh was nominated by fellow ISB member Ruwa Romman.

In the Points of Light article, Tomeh spoke about the ISB saying, "Eliminating stereotypes through education really appealed to me. I liked that the ISB isn't a religious organization interested in proselytizing.  We are a group of certified speakers eager to go into the community to foster meaningful conversations, especially with young people." 

Tomeh considers the ISB's work as a constructive response to the Islamophobia we see around us.  The idea behind the ISB is bringing a "real life Muslim" into the classrooms, churches, civic organization, and more along with cultural artifacts like traditional dress and the Quran.  "We are open to all questions, nothing is out of bounds," he said.

To read more about Tomeh's inspiring work with the ISB, please read the full article here.
ISB Gives Eid Gifts to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta! 

ISB member Amani ElGhoroury visited the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to deliver toys and clothes on behalf of the ISB. ElGhoroury shared information about  Eid, the Muslim holiday, with Egleston Hospital.  I tems given included a magnetic sand table, T-shirts, puzzles, coloring books, and more!  The recipients and staff expressed their gratitude. 
ISB Summer Lunch Program a Success!
The ISB just completed its 11th year preparing and delivering lunches to underprivileged children as part of the Fayette County Summer Lunch Program. The ISB and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA) joined local churches to provide these free lunches during the summer months to school-aged children in Fayette County who normally receive free lunch during the school year.
The ISB would like to thank its Summer Lunch Program project leader Mannal Atwa for her leadership. The ISB also thanks Mannal's mentors Nicole Kopko and Amani El Ghoroury, the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta community,   donors, volunteers, drivers, and substitute drivers that have been dedicated to the program's success!

The ISB was one of e
ighteen religious organizations that participated in making sandwiches, assembling the lunches, and taking them to t he children's homes.  The ISB and organizations  were featured in The Citizen here.  

To see a clip of our journey with the program this year, please click here. 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church Testimonial and Presentation

"Mrs Noor Abaddy was fabulous from beginning to end! It was well organized and there was plenty of time for questions and further explanations. Noor was totally open to any and all questions- non defensive in every way which put everyone in the room at ease.  Noor is so gentle and caring that she models Islam fully! I don't think that anyone who was present yesterday will use the word terrorist as an adjective for Islam ever again. My only regret is that everyone in the church did not have the opportunity to hear Noor speak. She is fabulous!

Thank you for the work of the Islamic Speakers' Bureau. You are a gift to our community." 

- Host from Eastminster Presbyterian Church