On Thursday May 20th, Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Communication Coordinator Amina Sharif visited St. Ignatius College Preparatory School to give students a firsthand look into Islam and how it is practiced by Muslims in America.
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson presented a workshop to a Jewish Youth Group at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston. Hankerson provided and introduction to the concepts of Islam and a profile of the Muslim-American community. The workshop served as the kick off to an educational and interfaith program between the synagogue and the Muslim Educational Center (MEC) in Morton Grove.
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
Jewish/Muslim artists & community members will explore a common vision for the future with regards to the challenges we face and the complexity of our identities.
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson describes his experience on an intercultural and friendship tour in Turkey. The trip was organized by the Niagra Foundation and its international partner in Turkey, BAKIAD.
About 250 traditions and 10,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the conference. Luminaries in attendance include His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Rehab will be speaking on four panels.
Sounds of Faith explores the sacred sound in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, performed by community practitioners at the Rockefeller Chapel in Hyde Park.
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.
JMCBI is hosting a discussion group that will explore the future of health care in the U.S., and what Judaism and Islam say about this topic.
DePaul’s Center for Interreligious Engagement (CIE) is hosting a panel discussion that will assess how academia shapes discourse on race and religion.
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