Media Advisory: Upcoming Chicago Muslim Events Marking 9/11

‘TIES THAT BIND’ 9/11 INTERFAITH GATHERING AT MOSQUE

WHAT: ‘Ties That Bind’ is a documentary that premiered in Barcelona at the Parliament of World’s Religions’ and UNESCO’s “Pathways to Peace” conference and has aired several times on Chicago’s PBS Television Station, WTTW11. Since then, a dozen town hall meetings have brought local diverse groups together. On the fifth Anniversary of 9/11, the Muslim community of Bridgeview is hosting such a gathering as a statement that hate and misunderstanding shall not prevail.

WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

WHERE: The Mosque Foundation. 7360 W. 93rd St. Bridgeview, IL 60455. Phone: (708) 430-5666

SPONSOR: Exelon

CONTACT: Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Mosque Foundation President 708 935 6723 / sahloul@hotmail.com

MUSLIMS CO-LEAD INTERFAITH 9/11 PRAYER AT HISTORIC CHURCH

WHAT: Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will join Chicago leaders of diverse faiths in prayer, commemorating the victims of 9/11.

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 7:00PM

WHERE: St. James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 787-7360

CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, CAIR Chicago, 847 971 3963 / director@cairchicago.org or Father Peter Siwek, St. James Cathedral, 312 751 6727 / psiwek@saintjamescathedral.org

MOSQUE PRAYER VIGIL TO MARK 9/11

WHAT: The Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview will host scores of Muslims from the neighborhood for a night time street vigil to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and commemorate the innocent lives lost.

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 9:15PM

WHERE: The Mosque Foundation (In front of the main entrance at the south corner). 7360 W. 93rd St. Bridgeview, IL 60455. Phone: (708) 430-5666

CO-SPONSORS: The Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago)

CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab 847 971 3963 / director@cairchicago.org; Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Mosque Foundation President 708 935 6723 / sahloul@hotmail.com

– END –