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Sh. Yasir Qadhi to speak at the 22nd Annual CommUnity Dinner

September 11, 2014

We are happy to announce that the world-renowned and respected Sheikh Yasir Qadhi will be the keynote speaker for our 22nd Annual CommUnity Dinner, inshaAllah. Sh. Yasir, PhD, is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a resident Scholar of Memphis Islamic Center, and a lecturer at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies.

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Ferguson shows continued racial divide: Points to need for greater interaction

September 5, 2014

By Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman

The killing of a black unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer and its ensuing unrest in the community has caught the attention of the nation and the world. The majority of the black population displayed their outrage when the police did not even release the name of the officer involved.

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Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center holds the 2014 Walk for Moral Excellence

September 2, 2014

The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center, a member organization of CIOGC, held its 2014 "Walk for Moral Excellence" on August 23 near Marquette Park in the southside of Chicago. To reinforce the positive message of the annual event, backpacks and school supplies were distributed to underprivileged children.

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CIOGC participates in interfaith gathering to advocate for world peace

August 27, 2014

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) participated in an outdoor event entitled “An InterFaith Gathering in Witness of Peace,” which was sponsored by the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC) on Monday, August 18, at Daley Plaza.

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Become a Communications Intern at CIOGC!

August 27, 2014

The Council is seeking interns and volunteers to work with their Communications Department. Communications Interns and Volunteers assist in expanding CIOGC's communications and media presence through journalism and writing, graphic design, web and social media, as well as audio and video production.

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CIOGC condemns killing of photojournalist James Foley

August 21, 2014

The Council strongly condemns the barbaric killing of photojournalist James Foley by a group that calls itself the Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL). “Islam teaches that the killing of an innocent person is like the killing of all humanity,” said Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman.

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