Join CIOGC & Burma Task Force for #Rohingya solidarity rally, Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, CIOGC and Burma Task Force USA are holding a solidarity rally with Rohingya Muslims who are facing unconscionable persecution in Burma. The event will be held at Federal Plaza, 216 S. Dearborn St., in Chicago, Illinois from 2pm to 4pm. Read more!

 

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CIOGC calls on US government to declare actions of Myanmar government as crimes against humanity

September 13, 2017

Myanmar is a nation where the Rohingya Muslims are less than 5% of the total population. It is a nation where the Rohingya Muslims are denied citizenship, denied the right to employment and education, and declared to be illegal immigrants. It is a nation where the Rohingya Muslims have fled out of fear of being murdered, raped, or having their homes burned by the Myanmar military. Read more!

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CIOGC calls upon President Trump to rescind his order dismantling DACA

September 13, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) represents a humane act taken by our former President, Barack H. Obama, to address a humanitarian problem faced by children who were brought to this country by their parents as undocumented immigrants. As children, these youth did not make the decision to come here, their parents did. They have successfully integrated into, and are acclimated with, the American society and culture. They have little or no connection with their country of origin. To now deport these youth to what, to them, is a foreign country is offensive to common notions of fairness. Read more!

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Save the Date for the CIOGC 25th Anniversary Dinner

September 13, 2017 

Save the date for CIOGC’s 25th Anniversary Annual CommUnity Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Shalimar Banquets in Addison, Illinois. The event will celebrate a quarter century of unity in diversity and renewing our commitment to building community collaboration in the areas of civic engagement, interfaith dialogue, and youth empowerment. Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Read more!

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Thank you for making the Eid Al-Adha Expo a great success

September 13, 2017

Thousands of Muslim community members came together to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The Eid Al-Adha Expo was organized by CIOGC, with the support of Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), and it was generously sponsored by Zakat Foundation of America, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), Shalimar Banquets, and Baitulmaal USA. Read more!

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CIOGC urges aid and support for Hurricane Harvey victims

September 13, 2017

The record amount of rainfall and strong winds produced by Hurricane Harvey lead to the death of ten or more people, destroyed thousands of homes, and displaced tens of thousands of people in the Houston, Texas area. Thousands of Houston residents had to be rescued from their attics and rooftops. Recovery efforts are just beginning. Read more!

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