In the years following the attacks of September 11, 2001, enthusiasm for interfaith iftar events swept America’s liberal Christians. When I was studying theology, an interfaith iftar – usually hosted by a campus church group – typically expressed a message more political than religious.
CAIR-Chicago is a member of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI), a working group that focuses on grassroots collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Continuing our efforts to connect with Muslims from around the world and enhance a mutual understanding of Islam within American society and culture, CAIR-Chicago will host a delegation of community leaders from 20 different countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
CAIR-Chicago joined leaders of Chicago’s Muslim community recently in a meeting with the Archdiocese of Chicago and its archbishop, Francis Cardinal George. The event, “Muslim and Catholic Evening of Conversation”, marked a new chapter of interfaith dialogue and engagement between the two faith communities.
Please join CAIR-Chicago and leaders from across local religious communities in support of making comprehensive immigration reform a priority this year.
CAIR-Chicago will host Elderhostel’s Days of Discovery “Bridge To Islam” program, on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 and Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Orland Park Prayer Center. Elderhostel is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over.
Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator, was invited by United Muslims Moving Ahead (UMMA) of DePaul University to speak at its “Islam Awareness Week” discussion panel of individuals to discuss their personal experiences and why they choose Islam as their religion.
WHAT: Ethics and Interfaith Relations Panel; CAIR-Chicago Internship Opportunities Booth
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2009; 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
What: Interfaith Career & Interest Fair
Where: Northwestern University, Parkes Hall 122
MYLS Coordinator Mokaram Rauf and Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson will present a workshop on Youth Leadership in Civic Engagement and Community Service at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb.