ISLAMIC FOUNDATION300 W. Highridge RoadVilla Park, IL 60181, USATel: +1.630.941.8800
The mission of the Islamic Foundation Interfaith & Outreach Committee is to build long-lasting relationships with our neighbors – whether they be communities, congregations, or individuals. We aim to build bridges in order to share knowledge, foster understanding, and generate goodwill – with common respect among all of us as fellow Americans.
Despite negative perceptions or rhetoric that are all too common these days, we know that real trust and goodwill comes from individual interaction in the local community. With that in mind, we continually aim to engage with our neighbors to learn from each other, to support one another, and to maintain an honest dialogue with each other.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our activities or upcoming events. Highlights of our past events are shown below.
January 1, 2017: 2nd Annual New Years Day Unity Rally
2017 was kicked off with a positive and uplifting gathering at the Islamic Foundation. Over 300 people gathered from nearby churches, temples and the Islamic Foundation itself to hear a variety of voices talk about the opportunities and challenges we all face in the new year following a politically divisive 2016. Here's just some of the feedback from attendees:
Pictures of the event
December 4, 2016: Community Forum
October 22, 2016: Religion and Violence
September 12, 2016: Abrahamic Eid-ul-Adha Dinner
February 27, 2016: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
On Saturday February 27th 2016, the Islamic Foundation and CIOGC hosted a program entitled "Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God" featuring Yale University Divinity School Professor Miroslav Volf. Over 500 people attended this first of its kind program.
Several scholars also took part in a panel discussion including Sheikh Amin Kholwadia of Darul Qasim Institute and Professor Matthew Milliner of Wheaton College. Special Guest Dr. Larycia Hawkins, the courageous professor that chose to take a stand against the increasing bigotry against Muslims in the media and the presidential race by donning a hijab and reminding the world that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, was also present and accepted an award from the Islamic Foundation Board.
Video of the event
Pictures of the event
If we are to build bridges in our communities, across faiths, it’s important that we have open and honest dialogue with each other. One way to encourage this dialogue is to share information and to address some common questions about Islam and Muslims.
The following links are recommended for general information. We will be adding to this list of resources often, so please check back periodically. Also, please reach out to us here if you have any specific questions or suggestions.
NATIONAL INTERFAITH INITIATIVES
Please note that the links above are provided for reference. The linked content is owned by the respective website owners, and does not necessarily represent the views of the Islamic Foundation.