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5/24/17 – CIOGC appoints Chairs for Interfaith and Civic Engagement Committees

CommitteesCIOGC is pleased to announce the news Chairs of our Interfaith and Civic Engagement Committees!

Kareem M. Irfan, a former CIOGC Chair, will now lead the Interfaith Committee. Aside from his many years of service to CIOGC, Br. Kareem served as the President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC). His day job is working as the Assistant General Counsel for the North American Division of Square D Co. – Schneider Electric. Br. Kareem also sits on the Board of Directors of the Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN) while continuing his work for non-profit, religious, and professional institutions. Br. Kareem’s work for the community has earned his numerous awards, including the Distinguished Community Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Aliya Husain, who will now lead the Civic Engagement Committee, is a graduate of Harvard University and has served the Muslim community of Chicago for over ten years. Sr. Aliya’s is directly involved in Islamic Foundation’s community, where she is the current Chair of the Parent Teacher Association, and works extensively with Islamic Foundation’s full time school. She also provides sensitivity training in the Wheaton School District. Along with her tireless work for the Islamic Foundation community, Sr. Aliya serves as Islamic Foundation’s representative for DuPage United’s rapid response team.

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