Gain valuable experience as a CIOGC Communications Intern

February 15, 2017

CIOGC 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, and audio/video production. Apply today!

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CIOGC expresses condolences for former Vice Chair, Dr. Esmael Khoushanpur

February 15, 2017

CIOGC offers its prayers and deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Esmael Khoushanpur, former Vice Chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Born in 1934 in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Khoushanpur served as an advisor to the Foundation on Islamic Affairs and was a distinguished professor of American-Muslim Relations at the Graduate Theological Foundation from which he received his doctorate. Read more!

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Thank you: CIOGC Community Organizing Training completely booked!

February 15, 2017

CIOGC's Community Organizing Training this Saturday at Mosque Foundation is completely booked! Thank you for all those that reserved their seats. This weekend, participants will learn how to take part in civic life and make their voices heard through building relational power for action and effectively utilizing organizing tools. Read more!

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CIOGC expresses solidarity with Jewish community at "Love Thy Neighbor" event

February 15, 2017

On the night of February 4, the Chicago Loop Synagogue was defaced by a lone vandal, who destroyed several windows and pasted swastikas on the façade of the building. Video surveillance cameras at the synagogue captured images of the man acting on what is widely seen as a religiously motivated act of hatred. Read more!

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CIOGC joins CRLMC retreat on violence reduction

February 15, 2017

With violence in Chicago being a local as well as a national concern, the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC) made it the focus of its retreat this year. CIOGC participated in the retreat in which Paul Goldenberg, President of Cardinal Point Strategies and the guest speaker, surveyed the violence in other major metropolitan areas, how it is being tackled and what role the religious leaders are playing in violence reduction. He particularly quoted the model used in Los Angeles and the success it has achieved. Read more!

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Federal immigration agents sweep Devon Ave

February 15, 2017

By Walid Sankari Photo: Boston Globe

President Trump’s hardline rhetoric against immigration has already begun diffusing down to local communities far away from the border, as federal agents from US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted immigration raids along the “Little India” stretch of Devon Ave, among many other immigrant enclaves in Chicago. Read more!

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