2/1/17 – Chicago Muslim community protest #MuslimBan at O’Hare

By Walid Sankari The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Syrian Community Network, Mosque Foundation, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), CAIR-Chicago, Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago, Center for Islamic Teachings and Community Development (CITCD), Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago, and hundreds of others united to protest President Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan at [...]

By |2017-02-01T17:16:00-06:00February 1st, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/27/17 – Chicago Muslims rebuke Trump refugee ban at press conference

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), a coalition of over 60 Islamic institutions across Chicagoland, held a press conference on January 27 to address the deeply troubling executive orders set by the Trump administration to ban refugees from the United States. President Trump's executive orders, which he began signing on January 25, [...]

By |2017-01-28T01:51:02-06:00January 28th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/25/17 – CIOGC, Chicago Cares, and Zakat Foundation of America team up for MLK Service Day in Chicago

By Walid Sankari On the day of Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration, dozens of community institutions across Chicago organized to participate in the National Day of Service, which saw service projects enacted to better local communities. Spearheaded by Chicago Cares, many local nonprofits including the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, recruited volunteers who [...]

By |2017-01-25T21:09:01-06:00January 25th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/18/17 – Chicago Muslims to be represented at Women’s March on Washington

By Khadija Husain, Muslim Women's Alliance (MWA) Muslim Women’s Alliance (MWA), a non-profit organization based in Chicago and a national partner of the Women’s March on Washington, is taking a large group of Muslim community organizers to advocate for women’s rights on Inauguration Day. The highly contentious Presidential elections led to divisive rhetoric that polarized [...]

By |2017-01-19T19:46:15-06:00January 19th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/17/17 – New York Times: Protesters denounce Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, plans at rallies around U.S.

By New York Times Protesters gathered Saturday to support immigrant rights at rallies around the U.S., denouncing President-elect Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and his pledges to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and to crack down on Muslims entering the country. "We are not going to allow Donald Trump to bury the [...]

By |2017-01-17T22:41:31-06:00January 17th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments