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 [...]

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CIOGC joins interfaith service in solidarity with Charlottesville

CIOGC joined the interfaith community of Chicago Monday, August 14, for a prayerful gathering of solidarity with the people of Charlottesville - and all those who courageously resist the white supremacist racism that grips our country.  Muslims, Jews, and Christians, along with Mexican immigrants gathered at the Kluczynski Federal Building in downtown Chicago to share a [...]

By |2017-08-16T17:57:20-05:00August 16th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/15/17 – CIOGC expresses solidarity with Jewish community at “Love Thy Neighbor” event

On the night of February 4, the Chicago Loop Synagogue was defaced by a lone vandal, who destroyed several windows and pasted swastikas on the façade of the building. Video surveillance cameras at the synagogue captured images of the man acting on what is widely seen as a religiously motivated act of hatred. In response, [...]

By |2017-02-15T19:29:02-06:00February 15th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/8/17 – CIOGC denounces hateful vandalism against Loop Synagogue

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), a coalition of over 60 Islamic institutions in the Chicagoland area, denounces the hateful vandalism against the Chicago Loop Synagogue which occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday according to a video released by police. The person wanted for the crime placed swastika stickers on the [...]

By |2017-02-08T18:26:37-06:00February 8th, 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

12/21/16 – MCC Youth Event: Nothing Will Stop Us, Jan. 29

The Muslim Community Center (MCC) is coordinating a Interfaith event focused on youth empowerment on January 29 called "Nothing Will Stop Us"  (weather, political conditions, or religion). Youth from different backgrounds and religions, will walk one mile around MEC together as a symbolic action of solidarity. The event will conclude with a discussion about how [...]

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