The Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long
Island participated in the 8th Annual Gala organized by The Muslim
Community Network (MCN). The MCN has been building bridges of
understanding amongst NYC’s diverse communities, empowering
emerging leaders to become active members of society, and driving
deeper community engagement through enriching civic education programs.
The Muslim Community Network is committed to shaping the
public narrative about what it means to be Muslim in America
through civic education and leadership development.
MCN celebrated 15 Years: Building Our Dream on April 19, 2018 at the New York Hilton in Midtown. There were 300 plus attendees at the gala. They honored Ms. Ruia Ahmadzada, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine for their long standing support of all communities around NYC. Their keynote speaker was Ms. Sabeeha Rehman, author of Threading My Prayer Rug, in which she shares her experiences as a Muslim American. Ms. Rowaida Abdelaziz, journalist at HuffPost was the MC for the evening. There was a delightful musical performance by Yacouba Sissoko. Thanks to their supporters, family and friends, MCN was able to raise $120,000.
This event attracted a large gathering, received extensive TV and print media coverage in Newsday, Long Island Press and Islamic Horizon magazine.
Earlier this year when we heard about the visit of Pope Francis we extended an invite for him to formally launch the interfaith institute at ICLI which he was unable to accommodate.
The presentation was very well received. We were able to share a short video from the Oct 25th launch of the interfaith institute of ICLISee full story
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