Our mission is to be the unifying federation of Islamic organizations of greater Chicagoland, the leading advocate of Muslim community interests and a catalyst for enriching American society.


                              CIOGC Interfaith Events: 2024 Update

Welcome to the CIOGC Interfaith page! We are excited to share with you the upcoming events that foster understanding, collaboration, and unity among diverse faith traditions. Join us as we continue to build bridges and address the challenges that divide our society.

Upcoming Events

1. Interfaith Retreat: The Interfaith Retreat will feature engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and opportunities for networking with participants from various faith communities. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences, learn from one another, and build bridges of understanding.
  •    Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
  •    Details: Join us for a day of reflection, dialogue, and shared experiences to strengthen the bonds of our diverse community.
2. Interfaith Iftaars:  Experience the beauty of breaking fast together in our upcoming Interfaith Iftaars. These events provide an opportunity for members of different faith traditions to come together in solidarity

   Date 1: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

   Date 2: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Committee Initiatives

Muslim Catholic Collaboration

   – CIOGC has been fostering a relationship between Muslims and Catholics through annual Iftar gatherings. This year, both communities are actively working towards a framework for collaboration to address social injustices. Joint programming is in the works, aiming for a long-term partnership.

   – Next Steps: Sign up for the Upcoming Muslim Catholic Iftar 2024 (limited entry) – contact us for more information at info@ciogc.org


Reflection on Interfaith Work

In the face of ongoing challenges involving politics, religion, and race, our Interfaith Committee recognizes the need for deeper understanding. While traditional Interfaith work focuses on sharing tenets, we aim to go beyond and address the current divisiveness collectively. Over the past year, we have taken significant steps to build collaboration with various faith traditions, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Let’s engage in open dialogue, learn from one another, and build a future where understanding prevails over division.

Thank you for being a part of the CIOGC Interfaith community.