Posts tagged Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
CAIR-Chicago co-sponsoring interfaith arts exchange on April 4th

Join CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals on Thursday, April 4th for an arts exchange aimed at bringing Jewish and Muslims artists together to foster relationships and celebrate shared experiences.

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Chicago Tribune: Muslim leader - Top Chicago cop vows no spying

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy vowed at a meeting with a local Muslim leader Tuesday to confine his department's surveillance activities to those that pursue "criminal leads," and to avoid the type of widespread spying allegedly carried out by New York police.

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Civil Rights, Interfaith Leaders Hold Press Conference to Condemn Controversial Provisions of Senate Bill S. 1867

On Thursday, December 8, civil rights and interfaith leaders held a press conference at the CAIR-Chicago office to condemn the controversial new provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) which passed in the Senate last week. SEE PHOTOS

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Civil Rights, Interfaith Leaders to Condemn Controversial Senate Bill

On Thursday, December 8, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), along with other civil rights and interfaith groups, will hold a press conference calling on Congress and President Obama to reject the U.S. Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867).

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Interfaith Leaders Hold Press Conference; Support DuPage Mosque

CAIR-Chicago participated in an interfaith press conference held on behalf of the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), the third mosque denied a permit in DuPage County in the past year.

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Jewish-Muslim Text Study on "Youth and Social Change"

The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative, presented by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and CAIR-Chicago, is holding a discussion and study of Jewish and Muslim texts in relation to youth and social change, in recognition of International Human Rights Day. The meeting will be hosted at the KnockBox Cafe, led by a rabbi and an imam from the Chicago area, and will feature discourse on the role of youth leadership in social progress.

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Outreach Coordinator Meets with Israeli-Palestinian Envoy

On Monday, Oct. 4th, CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson met with an international envoy from Israel and Palestine to share ideas on how to improve Jewish-Muslim relations through art.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago Responds to "Burn A Koran Day" and Islamophobia with Outreach and Education

With Pastor Terry Jones' "Burn A Koran Day" fiasco and the ongoing Park51 debate taking center stage in the media, CAIR-Chicago is taking action. We are challenging misinformation and anti-Muslim rhetoric through interfaith and outreach efforts to educate the public. You may have also seen us in the news recently, adding balanced and informed perspectives to public discourse.

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Daily Herald: Leaders call for unity as Muslims mark Eid, nation observes 9/11

"This is the holiest day for Muslims out of the year," said Amina Sharif, communications coordinator for CAIR-Chicago. "And since this year it falls so close to 9/11, it's an opportunity for us to discuss tolerance and peace. It's a day that we pray for those who are struggling around the world, and that includes the families of 9/11 victims."

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WGN: CAIR-Chicago, Muslim Leaders Discuss "Ground Zero Mosque" and Opposition to Mosques Nationwide

CAIR-Chicago representatives and local Muslim leaders discussed their disappointment in IL Gov. Pat Quinn's comments regarding the New York mosque controversy and their concern that a growing anti-Muslim network is spreading Islamophobia through fear mongering. They also shared examples of other mosques around the country that are facing opposition, including one in Naperville which CAIR-Chicago is currently litigating on behalf of.

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WGN: CAIR-Chicago, Muslim Leaders Discuss "Ground Zero Mosque" and Opposition to Mosques Nationwide

CAIR-Chicago representatives and local Muslim leaders discussed their disappointment in IL Gov. Pat Quinn's comments regarding the New York mosque controversy and their concern that a growing anti-Muslim network is spreading Islamophobia through fear mongering. They also shared examples of other mosques around the country that are facing opposition, including one in Naperville which CAIR-Chicago is currently litigating on behalf of.

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Iftar at the Synagogue - Thursday, August 19th

Celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the Jewish month of Elul together with evening prayers, free food and great conversation.

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Medill: Coffee and conversation finds common ground between Muslims and Jews

“There may be differences in political viewpoint and cultural viewpoint, but there’s often far more similarities,” said Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson. “We really cultivate the idea that we should be proactive based on our faith traditions to make a better society here in Chicago.”

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JMCBI: Jewish-Muslim Discussion over Coffee - Criminal Justice

Join us for an exciting and thought-provoking discussion about Criminal Justice!Speakers will be Imam Al-Deen and Rabbi Larry Edwards.

When: Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 6:00–7:30 Where: Noble Tree Coffee & Tea, 2444 N Clark St, Chicago

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Jewish-Muslim groups host one-woman theatrical performance “Unveiled” - March 7th

Join Jewish and Muslims groups for the critically acclaimed play "Unveiled" on Sunday, March 7 at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston. This compelling one-woman show about Muslim women in a post-9/11 world beautifully interweaves the topics of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, tea, culture, language, life, and hope. Facilitated discussions will take place afterward.

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CAIR-Chicago Co-Hosts Jewish-Muslim Arts Event - Cafe Finjan

On February 4 CAIR-Chicago co-hosted Cafe Finjan, an interfaith arts and culture event coordinated by the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI). The event aims to bring together Jews and Muslims from across Chicago. Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, performed spoken word poetry and facilitated group discussions on religion and identity. Watch Gerald's Performance HERE

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