A Message from the Chair: Celebrate and Protect Planet Earth

April 28, 2016

A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and We bring forth from it grain so that they eat thereof; And We have placed therein gardens of the date palm and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein. That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hand made it not. Will they not, then, give thanks? [Qur’an 36:33-35]



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CIOGC and UMCNIC Take on Hate at the 11th Annual Methodist-Muslim Dinner

April 27, 2016

CIOGC, along with the United Methodist Church - Northern Illinois Conference (UMCNIC) held the 11th Annual Methodist-Muslim Interfaith Dinner on Tuesday evening. With “Faiths Against Hate: Scenarios of Solidarity” as the evening’s theme, 150 guests representing both Muslims and Methodists attended the dinner at ICN.


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CIOGC Leadership Pledges “Embodied Solidarity: A Faith-Based Alternative to Divisive Politics” at Signing Ceremony at Harold Washington Library

April 27, 2016

Sponsored by Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), Parliament of the World’s Religions and Arise Chicago, CIOGC along with other faith-based “neighbors” publicly pledged Solidarity by signing the Solidarity Pledge in front of guests who attended the lecture on Tuesday, April 28.


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Archbishop's Visit to CIOGC

April 27, 2016

Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich of Chicago met with CIOGC leadership to discuss inter-faith collaborations. Cupich has been appointed as the first Catholic co-chair of a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue.

 


 

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Senate Adoption of SR1748 Key Win For 500,000 Illinois Muslims

April 27, 2016

This year’s Illinois Muslim Action Day on April 19, 2016 marked a historical moment for Muslims as April 19 was designated as Muslim Action Day in Illinois with the adoption of SR1748.

 

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CIOGC Joins JVP, CAIR, Open Communities & Others in “Together We Stand: Chicagoland in Solidarity with Muslims” Rally

March 24, 2016

In the face of today’s prominent hate speech, it takes courage to join forces in a public display in solidarity with Muslims against Islamophobia and bigotry. But it takes even more courage to go door to door to ask store owners to hang posters displaying the message: “Stop Profiling Muslims” “Refugees Welcome” and “Everyone is welcome”.

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