Mike Quigley knows about cheap shots on ice. Now he’s an expert on being blindsided on the Internet and cable TV. Mr. Quigley, a Democratic Chicago congressman, had a relatively light Saturday recently. He played ice hockey in the morning, did a beach cleanup with the Sierra Club and hit four block parties in the 32nd, 43rd and 44th Wards. Along the way he surfaced at a conference held by the American Islamic College. It was a quick in-and-out, with remarks to perhaps 100 attendees about the strengths of American pluralism, the sort he makes to many groups.
Sharif will be speaking at the Interfaith Youth Core’s 6th Annual Conference along with CAIR-Oklahoma’s Executive Director Razi Hashmi. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leadership For a Religiously Diverse World.” Sharif and Hashmi will be leading a “Speed Faithing” session on Islam, which will share basic information on the religion and it 1.5 billion followers.
This week CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson attended the first ever Michigan Avenue Forum. The event took place at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in partnership with the Downtown Islamic Center (DIC). The keynote address was given by Eboo Patel, Founder and Director of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and author of “Acts of Faith.”
Eboo Patel ‘96 LAS has the radical idea that people from other religions shouldn’t kill each other.
“Why are religious extremists getting to young people before we do?” he asked. “Why don’t we build a different pattern, a pattern of religious pluralism?”
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