May 19, 2015
CIOGC is proud to have proposed the Malcolm X Day resolution, sponsored by Senator Jacqueline Collins, which was adopted today in the Senate. Malcolm X Day designates his birthday, May 19, as a day of community service in Illinois in honor of his life and legacy as a civil and human rights leader.
May 13, 2015
As CIOGC's Executive Director, Ms. Haleem will lead the organizations efforts in working with member organizations, interfaith partners, civic organizations, elected officials and government agencies to advocate for Muslim community interests, assist the American Muslim community in their positive contributions to our country and broader communities, and build coalitions to promote a fair and just society.
May 1, 2015
Why are Illinois politicians voting to support Israeli occupation and human rights abuses on your behalf? Let them know you want them to oppose SB 1761! Last Wednesday, our Senators voted overwhelmingly to pass SB 1761, a bill that would punish companies that protest Israel’s human rights and international law violations by choosing not to do business with Israeli companies.
April 27, 2015
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal less than 50 miles from Kathmandu on April 25 leaving over 3,700 dead and over 5,000 injured. Sections of Kathmandu's historic center were flattened along with some of the country's best known landmarks. In one district, more than 400,000 people have been affected by the quake and over 4,000 homes are uninhabitable.
April 24, 2015
CIOGC and the United Methodist Church - Northern Illinois Conference (UMCNIC) held their 10th Annual Muslim-Methodist Interfaith Dinner, themed “The Importance of Interreligious Relationships In Our Troubled World: The Miracle of Dialogue,” at the First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16.