This past Ramadan, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) hosted an Iftar for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Blase Cupich, and the Chicagoland Catholic community. ZF recently received a letter from The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima on behalf of Archbishop Cupich expressing their gratitude to ZF and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) for holding an event “which created a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.” Rev. Thomas writes, “In the few days following this year’s Iftar we have received numerous responses from Catholics describing the event as “enlightening” and expressing their appreciation for the opportunity to make “friends with good people.” He also added there are “benefits of bringing together our two communities to nurture friendship and mutual respect.” ZF is delighted to have provided a platform for this to happen.
ZF would again like to thank the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Chicagoland Catholic community for joining the Muslim community in breaking bread during the holiest month of the year.
Article courtesy of the Zakat Foundation of America: http://www.zakat.org/news/sincere-thanks-to-the-archdiocese-of-chicago-and-catholic-community/