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Midwest Ismaili Council leadership and Communications & Publications team with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

The Chicago Jamatkhana Social Hall was filled with the songs and scriptures of many faiths that came together on November 13, 2018. The annual Thanksgiving service is a longstanding tradition of the Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA), an alliance of about 20 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations in the diverse neighborhood in northern Chicago. The celebration is hosted by a different congregation every November, and this year was the first time the local Jamat had hosted since 2012.

Prince Aly Muhammad visits a local chicken farm owned by Mr Kalyikul Ysyraliev. As a graduate of UCA’s Entrepreneurship Programme, Mr Ysraliev built his first greenhouse in 2013 with the support of a loan from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank and UCA, and has been supplying chickens, eggs, as well as vegetables and roses to the local community for the past five years.

Earlier this month, Prince Aly Muhammad completed a five-day, private visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, during which he visited the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia. Prince Aly Muhammad spent time with students in Naryn to understand more about their backgrounds and aspirations.

Dr. Eboo Patel delivers a thought-provoking lecture to the audience.

Taking place at the Ismaili Jamatkhana Glenview, Dr. Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, gave a riveting and inspirational talk about pluralism and interfaith work.

The Girl Scouts perform traditional dances representing their assigned country.

Girl Scout Troop 20253 of Glenview hosted multiple troops at its World Thinking Day celebrations on April 15, 2018 at the Glenview Ismaili Jamatkhana. 

The Ismaili Youth Choir perform during the service.

The Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA) conducted its annual interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and was hosted at the North Shore Baptist Church. 

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