|Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago||
Welcome from the President
Welcome to the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago!
As the new President of the Council of Religious Leaders, I wish to thank my predecessors, and in a special way Imam Kareem Irfan, who for the past two years has provided excellent leadership. In 2010, the Council celebrated its Twenty-fifth Anniversary. Together with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, we also remembered the Tenth Anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Both events showed the vibrant presence of the Council in an exciting city where many religions and cultures meet.
The Council has been part of the life of Chicago since 1984, when twenty-one religious leaders, met in response to racial issues in the city under the initiative of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, then Catholic Archbishop of Chicago. Today thirty-six members from the full spectrum of world religions in the Chicago area participate in the Council.
Since then, CRLMC has been a forum to foster mutual understanding and cooperation between and among major world religious active in the wider Chicago area. In addition, the Council has sought to bring a religiously grounded and prophetic moral voice to the public square regarding local, national, and international issues.
Please explore our website. Get to know the many religious traditions that enrich this dynamic body. Read some of the “posts” that speak with a unified voice about topics that concern all of us. Check out the calendar of inter-religious events that members of the Council promote. Ask for an inspirational speaker to take part in your faith-based event. Or send us a message anytime. We are here to assist you!
Wishing you Peace and many blessings,
VERY REV. DONALD SENIOR, C.P., PRESIDENT,
COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO