Chicagoland Muslims and Catholics break bread at 22nd Annual Iftar

Asalamu Alaikum, Greetings of Peace, CIOGC joined the Archdiocese of Chicago to mark the breaking of the Ramadan fast at the 22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park. The longstanding Muslim-Catholic Iftar allowed for the groups to join in friendship and solidarity during the Islamic holy [...]

By |2019-05-23T13:08:31-05:00May 23rd, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements, Interfaith|Comments Off on Chicagoland Muslims and Catholics break bread at 22nd Annual Iftar

CIOGC condemns burning of Massachusetts synagogues

 This past Thursday, two different Jewish centers, one in Arlington, Massachusetts, the other in Needham, Massachusetts, and the personal residence of the Rabbi for one of the centers were set on fire, just four days apart.This targeted violence is categorically condemned, and the perpetrator, or perpetrators, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of [...]

By |2019-05-18T12:28:48-05:00May 18th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC condemns burning of Massachusetts synagogues

CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell shares about mosque security during Ramadan

In this edition of Radio Islam, Imam Tariq I. El-Amin talks with the Executive Director of the CIOGC, Gregory Abdullah Mitchell, about a new security initiative designed to benefit Muslim organizations. They also talk about the rising tide of anti-Muslim violence in the United States, and the recent arson hate crime committed against a [...]

By |2019-05-18T11:36:54-05:00May 17th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell shares about mosque security during Ramadan

CIOGC condemns arson against New Haven, Connecticut mosque

Dear CIOGC Community, During the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to strengthen our resolve, particularly during times of great difficulty. This past Sunday, we were asked to strengthen our resolve again as the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven, Connecticut was intentionally set on fire. This comes as part of a wave of attacks [...]

By |2019-05-15T16:26:52-05:00May 15th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CIOGC condemns arson against New Haven, Connecticut mosque

CIOGC condemns terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka churches and hotels

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks that killed at least 207 people and left hundreds more injured in Sri Lanka churches and hotels on the holy day of Easter Sunday. “CIOGC stands with our Christian brothers and sisters and all victims of these inhuman attacks. We express [...]

By |2019-04-21T18:25:35-05:00April 21st, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC condemns terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka churches and hotels

Chicago faith communities express condolences to Muslims after NZ massacre

Chicago faith communities reached out in solidarity to the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and the Muslim community after 50 Muslim worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand were killed in a terrorist attack last week. Below are letters of support from our interfaith partners: TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF [...]

By |2019-03-22T16:20:43-05:00March 22nd, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Chicago faith communities express condolences to Muslims after NZ massacre

CIOGC condemns horrific massacre of Muslim worshippers

Today, as Muslims assembled for Friday prayers in a masjid located in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand, a fully armed male, openly and indiscriminately, fired upon the Muslim worshippers. The shooting was directed at all within the mosque, both men and women. The number of those killed or injured has yet to be determined. This level [...]

By |2019-03-18T13:37:47-05:00March 18th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC condemns horrific massacre of Muslim worshippers

Apply for the Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) Page Program

The CIOGC Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) Page Program gives Muslim youth from the Chicagoland area an exciting chance to learn about the legislative process by shadowing state lawmakers at their offices in Springfield, Illinois. The IMAD Page Program is open to juniors and seniors in high school and first and second year students in [...]

By |2019-03-11T13:57:42-05:00March 8th, 2019|Civic, E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Apply for the Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) Page Program

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