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Saturday, November 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
United for Al Quds: the City of Peace

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Contrary to Zionist propaganda, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is not a religious one. It is strictly political and it comes down to the occupation. Now Jerusalem is under threat as occupation policies target both Palestinian Muslims and Christians and keep them from their holy sites. There are things we can do here to help the situation, under legitimate interfaith action.

Many national organizational leaders/representatives, activists and interfaith partners have come together to show unity and support for Jerusalem and its cause.

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avatar for Hatem Abudayyeh

Hatem Abudayyeh

Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, a grassroots organization that strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area. Mr. Abudayyeh is also actively involved with the US Palestine Community Network (USPCN).
avatar for Nashiha Alam

Nashiha Alam

Nashiha Alam is a student at Loyola University Chicago studying Women's and Gender Studies. She is a leader at Students for Justice Loyola and worked with the Loyola Divest coalition, pressuring the university to divest from corporations profiting off the Israeli occupation. Miss... Read More →
avatar for Hasan Aly

Hasan Aly

Sheikh Hasan Aly is the imam and director of Mecca Center in Willowbrook, IL. He was educated at Al Azhar University in Egypt.
avatar for Husein Ata

Husein Ata

Hussein Ata is the president and Chairman of the Board of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. He is also a former board member of the Muslim American Society.
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Nihad Awad

Nihad Awad is the executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights organization in the United States. Mr. Awad has also conducted more than 100 public relations and media training seminars nationwide... Read More →
avatar for Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist based in New York, originally from Nablus, Pales - tine. Her work spans international human rights, civil rights and criminal defense. She is chief counsel to the Global Justice and Human Rights Law Network, the founder of the Muslim... Read More →
avatar for Khalil Demir

Khalil Demir

Khalil Demir is the executive director of the Zakat Foundation of America. In 2001 Mr. Demir founded ZF with a group of Muslims driven to improve the lives of the poor worldwide. Since then he has overseen the establishment of schools, orphanages, vocational training programs, and... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Judge William Haddad

Hon. Judge William Haddad

Judge Haddad, of Northern Illinois University School of Law, retired from the bench in 2013, where he served as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Haddad was a partner with Haddad, Schlack & Associates. He began his legal career as... Read More →
avatar for Oussama Jammal

Oussama Jammal

Oussama Jammal is the secretary general of the US Council of Muslim Organizations, a national coalition of several national organizations. He is also the director of the Muslim American Society - Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, an organization dedicated to empowering the Muslim... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin

Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin

Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin is the chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chica - go, an umbrella organization of more than 60 mosques and Islamic institutions. He was one of the founders of CIOGC and was elected its first chairman in 1992. Currently, Dr. Kaiseruddin... Read More →
avatar for Khalil Meek

Khalil Meek

Khalil Meek is a co-founder of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, where he serves as the current exec - utive director. He served as the president of the Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound from 2001 to 2007, and president of the Council of American Islamic Relations... Read More →
avatar for Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is the imam of the Prayer Center of Orland Park. He also is the appointed repre - sentative for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Lebanon (Darul Fatwa) on behalf of the Lebanese Community in the USA. Sheikh Kifah Mustapha serves as the chairman of the Illinois... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ahmad Tibi

Dr. Ahmad Tibi

Dr. Ahmad Tibi is a Palestinian member of the Knesset. Dr. Tibi is the leader of the Arab Movement for Change (Ta'al), and he is also a member of the Arab List. Dr. Tibi currently is pushing for a new Basic Law calling for “a full civic partnership and recognition of Arabs as a... Read More →
avatar for The Rev. Donald Wagner

The Rev. Donald Wagner

The Reverend Donald Wagner is the national program director for Friends of Sabeel North America. He was the co-founder and director of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding and previously served Presbyterian churches in New Jersey and Evanston, IL, where he resides. He has led... Read More →


Saturday November 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom ED

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