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  1. National Religious Freedom Day: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
  2. Tips to keep safe & Guidelines from CIOGC Covid Task Force: Read below important guidelines CIOGC Covid Task Force has implemented based on the latest CDC Guidelines.
  3. Save The Date!: Join us for a virtual Congressional Townhall series with Congressman Sean Casten- January 25, 2022. 
  4. ICW Is Hiring!: Islamic Center of Wheaton is in search for a Youth Director-see more details below.
  5. Join Us-The Mustard Seed Project: CIOGC Interfaith Committee is co-hosting an event with the Evangelical Church. Due to Covid event has been postponed to February 17th. Please read for more details below.
  6. Congratulations to Br. Qadri Abdallah: CIOGC would like to congratulate Br.Qadri Abdallah as new Zakat Chicago Chairman!  

                 Allowing freedom of religion for all Americans-


January 16th is the National Religious Freedom Day in the United States. An era in which many are celebrating the right to exercise their conscience and freedom of belief without the favor or interference of the government. National Religious Freedom Day is observed on January 16 to promote the message of peace and acceptance. The day is to highlight the fact that everyone has a right to their own religious beliefs. People are free to practice all religions in their mosques, and other places of worship.
 
 Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
The article states — “everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; this right includes freedom to his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.
 
To observe and understand about different religions we can-

Display how tolerant you are of the beliefs of others.

 
Read about different religions
 
Post about religious freedom

Religious freedom is a right that is often not provided to everyone, which is happening across many countries around the world. To celebrate the day, use your social media platforms to spread awareness regarding the lack of religious freedom in several countries.

Upcoming News & Events

Important Guidelines Issued by CIOGC Covid Task Force
CDC Guidelines
Re-opening Guidelines
Save The Date- 2022 Congressional Townhall
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ICW is Hiring!
Join Us: The Mustard Seed Project
Event postponed due to Covid to Feb 17- CIOGC Interfaith Committee is co-hosting an event with the Evangelical Church to build better understanding between our two faiths on February 17  inshallah at Willow Creek South Barrington, 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010.

The event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP is required - please register on the link below.
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Congrats to the New Chairman of ZC!
Br. Qadri's appointment was confirmed by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) at their December 2021 House of Representatives meeting. Br. Qadri has assumed the chair's responsibilities as of January 1, 2022.
 
Br. Qadri brings extensive and relevant experience to this position. He has served the Chicago Muslim community in various leadership capacities including as President of Islamic Foundation North and Trustee and Chair of its Zakat Committee.
 
Br. Qadri has also served other organizations, such as the Muslim Community Center (MCC), Islamic Society of Northwest Suburbs (ISNS), and Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines (ICCD). In addition, he volunteers as the backup Imam at the Sabah Center in Franklin Park, Illinois.
 
Br. Qadri has a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic and Arabic Studies. Professionally, Br. Qadri is a food scientist and is currently the Vice President of Operations at a Lubricants/Oils company in Franklin Park.
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