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MediaExecutive Director Rami Nashashibi was interviewed recently by Krista Tippett for her program On Being. A Public Radio program on religion and spirituality, On Being is heard on NPR stations across the country.
Upcoming EventsRecent Al-Azhar graduate Ubaydullah Evans has restarted his weekly IMAN Reflections. Classes are every Wednesday from 5:30p to 8:00p at IMAN.
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An IMAN Update
By IMAN Staff
By now we hope you’ve heard the story of Hadiya Templeton. She breathed her last breath earlier this week in the middle of the day after being gunned down in a small neighborhood park not far from the Obamas residence in Chicago. The 15 year-old honors student had recently returned from performing at the President’s second inaugural and her tragic death is eliciting a profound response from a city already reeling from more than 40 youth homicides in this young new year.
We are asking all of you to take action in lending your voices to an online petition submitted by our brothers and sisters at the Black Youth Project calling upon our President to come to Chicago to deliver a major policy speech addressing the type of violence afflicting Chicago and other urban centers across the country. Read More
By Francisco Lozornio - Behavioral Health Specialist IMAN
The IMAN Health Clinic has always strived to deliver health care that is culturally sensitive, holistic and integrated. With the recent addition of Francisco Lozornio, LCSW, as a Behavioral Health specialist, the Clinic has taken a major step toward further concretizing this integrated health care model. We sat down with Francisco recently to ask him about the importance of behavioral health care in general and for our patient community in particular. Read More
By Alia Bilal - Executive Associate IMAN
IMAN staff marked this year’s Martin Luther King Day by hosting a discussion with several high school students, local educators, and artists around the construction of a memorial to mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march through Marquette Park almost fifty years ago. He and 700 other diverse civil rights activists, religious leaders, and concerned citizens took to the streets of Chicago Lawn on August 5, 1966 to demand equal housing rights, and IMAN has been leading an effort to memorialize this event and the community that has struggled for justice and equality in its wake, for several years. Read More