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Congressman Foster hosts anti-hate Interfaith meeting

October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Congressman Foster hosts anti-hate Interfaith meeting

Aurora, IL – On Tuesday, October 17, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) will host an interfaith panel discussion that will feature presentations from local religious leaders and members of our community on how our communities can effectively oppose hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.

Participants include:

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11)

Rabbi Marc Rudolph – Congregation Beth Shalom

Rev. Grace Imathiu – Community United Methodist Church of Naperville

Shoaib Khadri – President, Islamic Center of Naperville

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Rabbi Noam Marans – National Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, American Jewish Committee

Howard Bender – Naperville business owner

Bernie Newman – Naperville Interfaith Leaders Association

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Congregation Beth Shalom

772 W. 5th Ave.

Naperville, IL 60563

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Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and for, and

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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October 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville, Illinois
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