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1/27/16- Love Notes to a Mosque: Bringing Light in the Face of Adversity

by Heidi Stevens (@heidistevens13)

To combat some of the rhetoric directed against Muslims, Laura Frisch and her neighbors delivered the notes to the Muslim Community Center (MCC) of Morton Grove, a CIOGC member. “So when I heard the hate coming from people like (Donald) Trump, and saw the news about the shooting in (San Bernardino) California, I wanted to let my friends and neighbors know again how much we really, truly love them,” Laura Frisch said. “I saw a group in California who sent love letters to their local mosque and I was inspired to do the same.” Through social media and her teaching gigs (she teaches kindergarten and seventh grade part-time), Ms. Frisch made a request: Make a card, write a note, draw a picture, and she would bring them to the mosque. She collected about three dozen love notes and hand-delivered them to the mosque with her friends and their children.

To read the full article published in the Chicago Tribune, click here.

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