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

Interfaith Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) has joined American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) and its partners to offer an Interfaith Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:39:36-06:00January 10th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Interfaith Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

7/6/17 – Archbishop Cupich extends Eid greetings to Chicago Muslim community

The following message is sent to the Chicagoland Muslim community on behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich: "As you celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, I extend warmest greetings to you on behalf of the faithful Archdiocese of Chicago. Included with this greeting is a [...]

By |2017-07-06T19:01:59-05:00July 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

4/26/17 – Methodist and Muslim communities celebrate 12 years of unity

Nearly two hundred guests joined CIOGC and the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church on April 19 to celebrate 12 years of unity at their Annual Methodist-Muslim Interfaith Dinner entitled, “Immigrants and Refugees: Our Nation’s Story." The event was hosted at the newly inaugurated Mecca Center in Willowbrook, Illinois. As one of the [...]

By |2017-04-26T21:07:24-05:00April 26th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/6/17 – Chicago Tribune: Interfaith 4th-graders bond through poetry, art and Steph Curry

Originally published by The Chicago Tribune By Heidi Stevens The children — Muslim, Jewish and Christian — sat crossed-legged, shoulder-to-shoulder Wednesday morning brainstorming ways to practice charity. "Smiling!" a young boy called out. "Helping someone carry something heavy," suggested another. Serving food to homeless people. Cutting the grass for an elderly neighbor. Planting a tree. [...]

By |2017-02-06T19:44:27-06:00February 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/3/17 – FOX 32: Jews, Christians and Muslims band together to protest Trump’s immigration orders

Originally published by FOX 32 Chicago Jews, Christians and Muslims all banded together Friday to protest President Trump's immigration orders.The protesters formed a human chain in front of a mosque in southwest suburban Bridgeview."We are standing here as Jews alongside Christians and all people of good faith to say so long as Muslims cannot pray [...]

By |2017-02-06T19:10:16-06:00February 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/1/17 – Muslim, interfaith community march and rally against #MuslimBan in Morton Grove

By Husnaa Vhora The Muslim Education Center (MEC) in Morton Grove held an “Empowering the Diverse Community” event on January 29 which brought together an estimated 1,500 people of all faiths and backgrounds for a solidarity march and rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Muslim refugees from seven countries. The event, which had [...]

By |2017-02-01T17:11:21-06:00February 1st, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/30/17 – ABC 7: Pres. Trump’s Executive Order Ignites Weekend of Protests at O’Hare

By Will Jones, Evelyn Holmes and John Garcia Protesters took over airports over the weekend after dozens of people were taken into custody while arriving in the United States following U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees. In Chicago, 18 people were detained and were being held at O'Hare International Airport Saturday night due to the ban, lawyers [...]

By |2017-01-30T23:13:46-06:00January 30th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments