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.
Earlier this week, CAIR-Chicago, as part of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI), co-hosted the first Café Finjan of 2009. The event featured an art galleria that included artwork, short films, and music.
Chicago Jews and Muslims united at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side on Monday, September 22nd, for “Iftar in the Synagogue,” a special interfaith event that drew both groups together to eat, pray, learn and discuss the similarities of their faith.
Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, which begins on September 1, is on the horizon and Cafe Finjan, with its message of brotherhood, has arrived well in time. These days when one hears more of the animosity or supposed animosity between Muslims and Jews, programs such as this are a breath of fresh air. It promises to be a night of comedy, music, song, poetry, drumming, storytelling and art.
Over 200 Chicagoans joined Café Finjan this Thursday, August 21st for a night of Muslim and Jewish interfaith performances and discussion. Café Finjan is a series of interfaith arts exchanges, begun in 2004 by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) as part of its Jewish-Muslim Community-Building Initiative.
Feature 261 Café Finjan is a series of interfaith arts exchanges, begun in 2004 by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) as part of its Jewish-Muslim Community-Building Initiative.
At a time when one hears more of the animosity or supposed animosity between Muslims and Jews, programs such as Cafe Finjan arrive as a breath of fresh air. Post 9/11, the Muslim community has made an incredible effort to participate in inter-faith dialogue and inter-faith events such as this – after all it’s ignorance that breeds fear
CAIR-Chicago and Jewish Council on Urban Affairs recently partnered to launch the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative. The workshop, held at the Downtown Islamic Center, involved discussions on how the two communities can collaborate on issues of social justice.
We invite vibrant Jewish and Muslim individuals to join the group and bring creative ideas and a progressive attitude to our discussions and action!
The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) welcomed invited guests to their housewarming celebration in the new Spertus facility, 610 N. Michigan Ave
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