Faith Community Activities-2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:30 -9 PM
Muslim Education Center
Morton Grove

Remembering Our Past to Protect Our Future

Please join to listen to the stories of a Japanese American Incarceration Camp survivor and a Holocaust Survivor. They will both talk about their experiences before and during camp and share with you a portion of their life. The events that led them to their incarceration and their survival and how these 2 stories share similarities and draw parallels to today’s current dangerous rhetoric of fear and anger toward Muslims. Promoting fear, hatred and bigotry along with wartime hysteria led to the imprisonment of both groups. The speakers will tell stories and answer questions from the audience, so we can get a better idea and empathize what it might have been like to not have a choice. Learning from our past to protect the future.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
10 AM- 4 PM
Waterford Conference Center

International conference on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Please join on December 3rd to learn why Muslims love and follow the Prophet Muhammad, how Muslims respect and believe in all Prophets and consider that all God’s messengers brought the same message to humanity.The program is specially designed for our neighbors of various faiths. And guess what? Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch? Please register before Nov 27 to confirm your free lunch. If registered late, there will be food available for purchase.

• Premier of a Major Exhibit about Prophet Muhammad
• A Parallel Youth Conference
• An exhibition by the New York University Syracuse “A is for Arab” will be available as well
• Talkshow, Classes, Panels & Lectures
Registration: FREE Admission!. Online Registration by Nov 27 is Required.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Congregation Solel
Highland Park

2017 Nationwide Vigil to #EndGunViolence



Sunday, January 21, 2018
1:30 PM
Oakton Community College

Organizing for Justice: Second Justice Summit 2018




Morton Grove Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Around 200 people attended Morton Grove’s 53rd Interfaith Thanksgiving service at Muslim Education Center on the evening of Nov 23. This yearly event is co-hosted by various Morton Grove churches and the mosque. Various faiths come together to say prayers of thanks and to build connection while enjoying delicious refreshments. Please check out the you tube video of the event and some pictures on our Facebook page. Thank you to all guests for making it a truly amazing gathering.

Niles Township Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

On November 21, Tuesday evening, about 300 people filled up the St Peter’s United Church of Christ in Skokie to the brim to celebrate the Thanksgiving, Unity and Diversity. Hafiz Ikhlas recited And translated a Surah. Br Kareem Irfan was the guest speaker who spoke very passionately & eloquently about Diversity, respect and to be always truthful from Islamic perspective. He got standing ovations. Hafiz Ikhlas distributed his book “Islam- brief introduction of History and Faith.






New Trier Multifaith Alliance Thanksgiving Service

On Tuesday, November 21 New Trier Multi- Faith Alliance held an amazing interfaith service at the Winnetka Covenant Church. There were around 200 people in attendance. The keynote speaker was Dr. Rami Nashashibi, who is the Executive Director of the Inner-city Muslim Action Network. Dr. Rami Nashashibi recently just won the 2017 MacArthur “Genius Grant”. Overall the event was a great learning experience for all who attended.


Dr. Nashashibi has lectured across the United States, Europe, and Asia on a range of topics related to American Muslim identity, community activism and social justice issues. In 2014, the Center for American Progress profiled Rami as one of the “14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014.” He was also named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in concert with Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Previously, Chicago Public Radio selected him as one of the “Top Ten Chicago Global Visionaries.”

Dr. Nashashibi has served as the Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) since its founding in 1997. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago and is a Visiting Professor of Sociology of Religion & Muslim Studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He has worked with several leading scholars in the area of globalization, African American studies and urban sociology and has contributed chapters to edited volumes by Manning Marabel and Saskia Sassen.







 March 5, 2017

Keeping Faith:Three Sisters of Story

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.
Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from
their own faiths — Muslim, Christian, and Jewish — to transcend differences through shared belief
in the power of compassion. Come bask in the luminous light.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:30 p.m. at Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road, Northfield

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Status of Women: Have We Come Far Enough? What Do the Sacred Texts Teach?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Winnetka Covenant Church
1200 Hibbard Road
(Corner of Hibbard and Illinois)
Wilmette, IL 60091

Dr. Thomas Mockaitis
Professor of History
DePaul University, Chicago

Ms. S. Valerie Dana, J.D.
Elected Member
National Spiritual Assembly of Bahá’ís

Ms. Hind Makki
Interfaith Educator, Author
Muslim Community Center, Chicago

Rev. Heath Howe
Pastoral Associate
Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth
Rabbi Emily Segal
Associate Rabbi
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield

All are welcome to attend this FREE event.
Organized by the Interfaith Understanding
Committee of the New Trier Multifaith Alliance
(formerly Winnetka Interfaith Council)


Winnetka Congregational Church
Mustafa Akyol speaks and converses with us at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
He is the author of “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty,” and the recently published “The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.”
For more information about our guest, go to

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