Chicago & Global Family Event: What really is Jihad?


We are pleased to invite Angie Emara, Project Manager at MyJihad Inc. for an open-to-public roundtable discussion on the often-misinterpreted meaning of the word jihad.

In order to shed light on the misconceptions around the concept of jihad in Islam, Ahmed Rehab, a Chicago activist, Ms. Emara and a group of young activists started a public education campaign called #MyJihad in 2013. The campaign seeks to share the proper meaning of jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims.

With the news headlines constantly covering ISIS, there have been various debates on “jihad” and who “jihadees” really are. Join us as we learn about jihad as practiced by majority of Muslims around the world.

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Non-Members: $10

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If you have difficulties registering for this event, please CONTACT Rana Yurtsever, Program Director for Niagara’s Center for Public and Global Affairs, via email at [email protected] or phone 312-240-0707 Ext. 107.

Wednesday, March 18
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served

205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Angie Emara received her B.S in Education from Wayne State University and taught for 5 years before switching careers as an IT professional. Although she no longer works in education as a teacher, she is committed to educating the public about her faith and dispelling rumors and stereotypes. She is the founder and chef of Angie’s Kitchen, a catering company that specializes in Middle Eastern and American classics, as well as a Project Manager for MyJihad, inc., and uses both positions to promote interfaith tolerance and build bridges throughout the community, educating the world about the the culture and true meaning of jihad and other Islamic principles as practiced by the majority of Muslims daily.

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