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Developing Financial Sustainability for Your Organization

The growing challenge for nonprofit organizations, including Muslim nonprofit organizations, is sustainability.  As customary sources of revenue shrink, we must cultivate new sources of revenue to sustain our operation and to foster our continued growth. Indiana University has developed specialized studies in the area of philanthropy, with a focus on strategies for financially sustaining [...]

By | 2018-07-10T15:36:50+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Members and Community|0 Comments

FamiliesBelongTogether: March Locations Across Illinois

So many of us felt helpless as the images of children in steel cages streamed across our screens recently. Our spirits were weighed down further when we learned of the Supreme Court’s order allowing religious hate and bigotry to stand as federal law in the form of the Muslim Ban. Tomorrow, Saturday, each of [...]

By | 2018-06-29T12:54:45+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Civic, E-News Articles|0 Comments

CIOGC Responds to SCOTUS Ruling

(CHICAGO, IL)--On Monday, June 26, CIOGC participated in a press conference held by CAIR-Chicago in response to the U.S Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump’s travel ban. The conference was attended by a diverse group of Chicagoland activists and representatives, including CIOGC, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Arab American Family Services, Illinois Coalition [...]

By | 2018-06-29T13:10:49+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments


Throughout the history of the United States, families from different countries around the world have come to the United States to avoid persecution based upon religion or ethnicity.   Today, the Trump administration successfully convinced five of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that the Trump Travel Ban is a legitimate exercise of [...]

By | 2018-06-27T10:14:48+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments


The intentional separation of children from their parents is not only an immoral act, but it is also a practice that will likely cause irreparable harm to these children. The American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Psychiatric Association, collectively representing nearly a quarter of a million physicians in the [...]

By | 2018-06-29T13:07:11+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Civic, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments

Eid: A Reminder of Unity and Diversity

"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted" (Q 49:13). Eid is upon us! Eid is [...]

Eid Mubarak From CIOGC

Expressed in many languages, celebrated in many varied ways, Eid Al-Fitr is our time for joyous celebration. It is our holiday that is preceded by a month where we refrained from food, drink, and intimacy with one’s spouse to instill discipline in our conduct, to raise awareness of those less fortunate, and, more importantly, [...]

Observing Ramadan with Chicago area Refugees from Syria

(CHICAGO, IL.) --The holy month of Ramadan is traditionally accompanied with an atmosphere of joy and family gatherings, but for those who were forcibly displaced from their home by war, it might be difficult to fully indulge in Ramadan’s atmosphere. Noor al-Shami, a Syrian refugee, who was resettled in Chicago with her husband and [...]

Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner

"Overcoming Hate through Acts of Faith" On Friday, May 25, CIOGC, in collaboration with the Mecca Center and The Archdiocese of Chicago, hosted its annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner, inviting Catholics to join Muslims in breaking their Ramadan fast. For twenty years, CIOGC has sponsored this event during the holy month of Ramadan. It [...]

By | 2018-06-07T13:34:17+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Homepage Announcements, Interfaith, Ramadan|Comments Off on Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner

Anti-Registry Bill PASSES Illinois Senate

VICTORY !!! On April 11, 2018, during Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), we achieved the first step for the Anti-Registry bill becoming law in Illinois: it passed unopposed out of the presiding Illinois senate committee. Today, May 10, 2018, we witnessed the achievement of the next step for the Anti-Registry bill to become [...]