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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:30pm
@ Winnetka Covenant Church
Our speaker this year is Dr. Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). He is a nationally known advocate for social justice and human dignity.
There are opportunities for you to participate. The choir will join with other choirs from member congregations to sing for the service. We need ushers and greeters to welcome and direct our guests. There will be a reception following the service. We appreciate any baked goods or other food items you can provide.
This is our chance to show hospitality to our community. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. See Denise Johnson or Judi Geake if you have questions or to offer your help.
About Rami Nashashibi :
Rami Nashashibi has served as the Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) since its incorporation as a nonprofit 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.
Rami 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 and is a recipient of several prestigious community service and organizing honors. Rami and his work with IMAN have been featured in many national and international media outlets and in 2009, Chicago Public Radio selected him as one of the “Top Ten Chicago Global Visionaries”. In 2014, the Center for American Progress profiled Rami as one of the “14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014” and he was 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.
Rami lives with his wife and three children on Chicago’s Southwest Side.