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2016 Annual Catholic-Muslim Iftar Archbishop Cupich to attend and deliver welcoming address

Chicago, IL (June 21, 2016) –The 19th Annual Catholic-Muslim Iftar dinner and program will be held on Monday, June 27, at the Zakat Foundation of America, 7421 West 100th Place in Bridgeview beginning at 7 p.m.  The Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.  Ramadan 2016 began in the evening of Sunday, June 5 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, July 5.

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Archdiocese of Chicago's 229 Catholic Schools Hang Peace Banners on School Buildings to Demonstrate Commitment
to a Peaceful Summer Archdiocese of Chicago's Quigley Pastoral Center also has peace
banners on display

Chicago, IL (June 21, 2016) – In the wake of the violence in Orlando and across the country, including in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools remain committed to peace. Throughout the summer, the Archdiocese’s 229 Catholic Schools will display banners that say “We are Praying for Peaceful Summer. Join Us.” in the hopes of uniting the community in peace. Last month 79,000 Catholic school students, 7,500 Catholic school staff members and more than 500 Archdiocesan Pastoral Center employees joined together to pray the “Prayer of St. Francis” for a peaceful summer.

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30th Annual National Social Action Summer Institute
to be held at St. Xavier University from July 17 to 21 Racial justice to be main focus of this year's conference

Chicago, IL (June 20, 2016) –The Archdiocesan Office for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors, will host the 30th Annual Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) from July 17 to 21, at St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street in Chicago. SASI is an annual national leadership conference, designed to strengthen the Catholic response to injustice in communities through spiritual and practical formation.

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