The IFI was invited to attend the annual Pre-Ramadan Conference on May 08, 2018 which brings together NYPD Officers and members of the Muslim community at One Police Plaza Headquarters. The program was opened with invocation by Imam Khalid Latif, Department Chaplain followed by remarks by Police Commissioner Hon. James P. O'Neill who addressed the large audience with information on safety tips, the importance of building relationships. “This event is a way for each of us to learn more about our co-workers, family members and neighbors who are Muslim.” said Commissioner O'Neill. The Keynote speaker was Commissioner Marco A. Carrion who delivered a very clear message that there is no place for any form of hate crime or speech in NYC or any place else.
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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