The CIOGC Board and Staff extend sincere thanks and appreciation for the generosity of our supporters during CIOGC's 4th Annual Pillars Dinner in Oak Brook on May 6.
The program was led by CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell and featured informative interviews with CIOGC staff, as well as an inspiring testimonial by Aleena Ahmed, a Senate page who participated in Illinois Muslim Action Day in April. Our Pillars also had an opportunity to dialogue with the Board and Executive Director about CIOGC's current and future direction.
Throughout the evening, Br. Mitchell underscored the importance of CIOGC as an organization that mobilizes member organizations, and our community at large, to address social issues through civic engagement, while building interfaith partnerships, helping our youth develop professional leadership skills, and allowing Chicago Muslims to collectively serve as an intelligent voice and trustworthy source for media.
Given the increasingly growing and diverse Muslim community residing in Chicagoland, CIOGC serves a critical role in providing a platform for Chicago area Muslims to come together and act on causes vital to them.
For years, CIOGC has emphasized a particular verse from the Qu'ran that exemplifies the purpose and importance of the Council: "And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided." Qur'an 3:103. CIOGC's efforts are by their very nature this aya (verse) in the form of human action. CIOGC encourages Muslim community members to join us as Pillars of this important platform for our community. For more information on how you can become a CIOGC Pillar, please visit our Pillars Page.