NF: Self-Renewal through Service @ Fourth Presbyterian Church


Niagara Foundation and Fourth Presbyterian Church cordially invite you to:

Niagara Forums Ramadan Special: Self-Renewal Through Service with Jenan Mohajir of IFYC.

Due to the religiously significant Month of Ramadan, this Niagara Forum will convene for a special event and will adjourn with an iftar dinner.

7:00pm- Registration
7:15pm- Welcoming Remarks
7:20pm- Quran Recitation by Khafiz Adnan Salim
7:35pm-Panel & Q&A with Nanette Sawyer & Jenan Mohajir
8:10pm- Bekir Salim Music Performance
8:35pm- Athan & Iftar
-Table Dialogue Activities

Register early as space is limited. First come first serve. If you buy a table, please note that in the spirit of dialogue and interfaith encounter we like to mix-up the seating unless otherwise noted not to. If you do not have names at this time–no problem. We ask that you provide the names within 72 hrs of the event.

Join us, as we gather as one Chicago community, to share in something sacred, and to demonstrate how love of neighbor and hospitality grant us the ability to mutually support one another.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church located in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood of Chicago, directly across Michigan Avenue from the John Hancock Center.

Jenan Mohajir

Jenan Mohajir, international programs specialist, oversees IFYC’s international programs and serves as a senior member of the training team. In this role, Jenan has led intensive interfaith leadership training programs in the United Kingdom, Qatar, Australia, and India. Jenan is a committed Muslim, and received her B.S. from DePaul University in Elementary Education and Islamic Studies. In 2007, she received the Young Alumni Spirit Award from her Alma Mater, DePaul University, for her work as a young leader in the field of building interfaith cooperation among diverse communities in Chicago and around the world. Jenan is originally from India and grew up in Qatar and the United States, and speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu.

Nanette Sawyer

Rev. Nanette Sawyer serves as a pastor at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. The author of Hospitality the Sacred Art, Nanette teaches about the spiritual side of hospitality and how intentionality in relationships can be healing and transformative.

Committed to mutually enriching interfaith relationships, she writes as a Christian who reclaims the historically dynamic nature of Christianity, as well as its roots in hospitality, service, and generosity.

Nanette studied at Harvard Divinity School where she received a Masters of Theological Studies with a focus on Comparative World Religions. She received her Masters of Divinity degree at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and was ordained in 2002 as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

In addition to her book on Hospitality, Rev. Nanette has chapters and articles in a number of books and magazines. A sought after speaker, she has blogged for The Christian Century and The Hardest Question (affiliated with Augsburg Fortress Press). You can find out more about her at

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