Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values found within our Holy Text and Teachings, the Quran and Sunnah.
It is the vision of CIOGC to reflect the rich racial, gender, and ethnic diversity of the Chicagoland Muslim community.
It is the mission of CIOGC to increase diversity, Equity and inclusivity on our boards, committees, programs, and membership by providing resources to, and working with, member organizations and their communities to achieve these objectives.
In February, 2021, the House of Representatives of CIOGC adopted a resolution embodying this statement of value, vision, and mission. We are committed to being an unifying body that is inclusive and fully represents diversity of race, gender, age, and professional backgrounds. We will strive to reflect the Muslim community of Illinois. As a key component of the DEI initiative, CIOGC leads the way in providing a welcoming environment and leadership opportunities for underrepresented groups. As a membership body, our strength is our ability to create a place of connection to share resources and intentional strategies to uplift historically marginalized communities. A team of board members and staff continue to work with member organizations to formulate DEI goals, identify roadblocks, and provide support to realizing these common objectives. CIOGC joins others who share a vision that inclusion, not division, will build a better society for all of us.