6/29/16 – CIOGC joins Chicago Interfaith Clergy in Coming Together to Call for the Lifting of Israel’s Crushing Decade-Long Blockade of Gaza

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CIOGC Executive Director, Tabassum Haleem will be speaking on behalf of the Muslim community at a press conference on Thursday June 30 along with Christian and Jewish leaders to call on Senator Durbin to take leadership to end the immoral and punishing blockade that has sealed off 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza from the world. Following interfaith prayers, clergy and their supporters will deliver hand signed petitions to Senator Durbin’s office.

A petition with more than 1200 hand-signed signatures will be delivered to Senator Durbin.
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 30 – 10:00 am
 
WHERE: Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn, corner of Dearborn and Jackson Streets, Chicago
 
WHAT: Christian, Muslim and Jews will call on Senator Durbin to take leadership to end this immoral and punishing blockade that has sealed off 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza from the world. Following interfaith prayers, clergy and their supporters will deliver hand signed petitions to Senator Durbin’s office.
 
WHO: Christian, Muslim and Jewish Members of the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy
 
WHY: Against the backdrop of so much suffering and chaos in the Middle East, the ten-year long blockade of Gaza is a political crisis that can only be resolved through political action.

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