Niagara Foundation Condemns the Recent Attacks in Turkey
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of those affected by the recent terror attacks that took place not only in...
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of those affected by the recent terror attacks that took place not only in...
Journalists Targeted as Press Freedom Declines in Turkey By Deni Kamper Protests broke out in Istanbul on Tuesday after a court ordered the...
The Dangers of Trump’s Bigotry By: James McLellan There’s (hopefully) no doubt in the minds of most people that Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards...
The Niagara Foundation, strongly condemns the horrifying mass shooting in Florida on June 12th that left more than 50 dead and injured many...
“2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: THE EFFECTS OF POLITICAL RHETORIC ON MINORITY COMMUNITIES” Event Recap By: Rapheal Mathis, Communications Intern Edited by: Deni Kamper Please...
It's tax filing season! Don’t you love this time of year? You are right, nobody enjoys filing their taxes. It takes time from...| Tagged Earned Tax Income Credit, economics, finance, income inequality, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Niagara Foundation, tax refunds, tax season, wage gap
April 12 is Equal Pay Day, a day that calls for equal wages for women. The date itself is symbolic, signifying how long...| Tagged Equal Pay Day, equity, fair wages, gender equality, Niagara Foundation, social equality, social justice, transparency, wage gap
“Once Yiddish has taken hold of you...then you will no longer recognize your earlier tranquility. Then you will feel the true unity of...| Tagged culture, Dr. Elizabeth Loentz, identity, Judaism, language, Niagara Foundation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Yiddish
On Thursday, March 17, Niagara Foundation welcomed Dr. Susan Ross from Loyola University to discuss the role of feminism within both an academic...| Tagged Dr. Susan Ross, Elizabeth Johnson, feminism, feminist theology, Gerda Learner, Loyola University Chicago, Niagara Foundation, patriarchy, Paul Tillich
On March 16, the Niagara Foundation welcomed Linsey Maughan to talk about the UN Women Chicago Chapter as a part of the “Public...| Tagged chicago, feminism, gender, global issues, human rights, Linsey Maughan, Niagara Foundation, social justice, UN Women, United Nations, USNC-UN Women
Niagara Foundation entirely condemns the terrorist attack on Tuesday, March 22nd in Brussels, Belgium. The attack occurred at both the Zaventem airport and...| Tagged airport, attacks, Belgium, bombings, Brussels, ISIS, Islamic State, Maelbeek, Niagara Foundation, subway, terrorism, terrorist attacks, Zaventem
Climate change is happening now! Yes, I understand this might be an obvious statement. However, we have a lack of knowledge about the...| Tagged agriculture, climate change, crops, ecosystem, food, global warming, honeybees, Niagara Foundation, phenology, plants, pollination
Chicago & Global Family (CGF) events are intimate roundtable meetings with local and global leaders. Our goal is for experts in Chicago to...
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We are pleased to invite Dr. Susan A. Ross, Professor of Theology and a Faculty Scholar at Loyola University Chicago, on March 17,...| Tagged Dr. Susan Ross, feminism, feminist theology, Friends in Faith, Loyola University Chicago, Niagara Foundation, religion, spirituality, Theology
On March 2, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of welcoming Ms. Kate Benson, J.D. to our flagship office in downtown Chicago. In...| Tagged corporations, equal rights, feminism, International Women's Day, Kate Bensen, Niagara Foundation, nonprofits, The Chicago Network, workplace rights
On March 16, 2016, at 6:30 pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church will host a screening of the 2014 documentary Love is a Verb. Love...| Tagged chicago, documentary, fethullah gulen, Fourth Presbyterian Church, gulen movement, hizmet, Love is a Verb, Niagara Foundation, Terry Spencer Hesser
Niagara Foundation strongly condemns the Turkish government's aggressive takeover of one of the nation's largest newspapers.| Tagged Erdogan, freedom of press, freedom of speech, government, government takeover, journalism, media, takeover, turkey, Zaman
On February 23, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting PJ Cannon, Jr. for a Friends in Faith event on Rastafari beliefs...| Tagged Haile Sallasie, Jamaica, Marcus Garvey, PJ Cannon, RASTA Radio, Rastafari
On February 18, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Sallie Latkovich to discuss the benefits of religious studies abroad. Latkovich, C.S.J.,...| Tagged Biblical study, Catholic Theological Union, Christianity, CTU, Egypt, Greece, Interfaith, islam, Israel, Jordan, Judaism, Middle East, Palestine, Sallie Latkovich, Study abroad, travel, travel programs, turkey
On February 17, the Niagara Foundation hosted the annual “State of the Middle East Forum” at Roosevelt University’s Fine Arts Building. The forum...| Tagged 2016 State of the Middle East Forum, Dr. David Faris, Iran, Middle East, State of the Middle East Forum, Syria, Yemen
Dates & Venues: Thursday,March 24th, 2016 (St. Old Patrick’s Church) 6pm: Holy Thursday Dinner 8pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 9:30pm: Night Watch...
Brazil is going through a challenging period: it is facing an economic crisis stemming from record low oil prices and political corruption, and...| Tagged 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, World Health Organization, Zika virus
oday is World Day of Social Justice. This day is recognized by the U.N. and its member states and was officially created in...| Tagged development, globalization, human rights, Niagara Foundation, social justice, United Nations, World Day of Social Justice
On February 9, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Professor Benjamin Zeller to speak on the topic of “Religion and Food.”...| Tagged dietary restrictions, food, identity, Lake Forest College, Niagara Foundation, Professor Benjamin Zeller, religion
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Christian faith, a religious holiday which occurs 46 days before Easter. Participants fast for 40 days as...| Tagged Ash Wednesday, Christianity, Lent, religious holidays
Also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, February 9, 2016 is Fat Tuesday, a celebratory day of colorful and eccentric costumes, rich...| Tagged Christianity, Fat Tuesday, Lent, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday
Today is the Chinese New Year or the “Spring Festival.” Traditionally this holiday has existed to honor ancestors and deities and to cleanse...| Tagged Chinese New Year, cultural holidays, Lunar New Year, religious holidays, Year of the Monkey
On February 3rd, the Center for Public & Global Affairs welcomed Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon to Niagara Foundation. While the presentation...| Tagged Brian Bannon, chicago, Chicago Public Library, Commissioner, design, information, library, literacy
On February 2nd, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Julius Crump to our Friends in Faith lecture series. For this...| Tagged collective evil, evil, Julius Crump, Lake Forest College, problem of evil
Travelers are looking for experiences that allow them to experience a different culture, understand its customs, and sample delicious traditional cuisines. Those who...| Tagged Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, travel
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2010. This initiative provides a platform...| Tagged Interfaith, Peace, United Nations, World Interfaith Harmony Day, World Interfaith Harmony Week
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a landmark, The Buddhist Temple of Chicago. This 70-year-old institution extends open arms to visitors,...| Tagged Buddhism, Buddhist Temple of Chicago, meditation
"I believe that we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer. It's personal. But I know we can do this...| Tagged 2016, cancer, World Cancer Day
This wonderful artistic collaboration proved Cubans will start to experience cultural changes in their lives, but how will this new US-Cuba relation will...| Tagged Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Cuba, Diplomacy, tourism, travel, United States
We are pleased to invite Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J., Director of the Bible Study and Travel Program at Catholic Theological Union, to discuss the...| Tagged Bible, Biblical study, Catholic Theological Union, Catholicism, Christianity, CTU, Sallie Latkovich, Study abroad
On January 21, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Jeff McCarter. He is Founder & Executive Director of Free Spirit Media....| Tagged activism, chicago, development, Free Spirit Media, journalism, media, society, youth
On January 27th, 1945 Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops. Sixty-one years later, this day of remembrance was designated in 2006 by the...| Tagged genocide, Holocaust, human rights, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, United Nations
Here at the Niagara Foundation we are delighted to acknowledge the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat on January 25th, 2016.| Tagged Judaism, religious holiday, Tu BiShvat
“Their economic crisis is making that country very unstable, it’s not a very safe place for travelers. You should go somewhere else!” I...| Tagged austerity, bailout, finance, Greece, Grexit, policy, recession, tourism, values
On January 12, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasuring of receiving Dr. Aasim Padela for an informative Friends in Faith event on the...| Tagged biomedicine, Dr. Aasim Padela, Ethics, healthcare, Initiative on Islam and Medicine, islam, medicine
We condemn all violence committed in the name of any religion and denounce those who would use religion as justification for their crimes....| Tagged San Bernardino, San Bernardino attacks, terrorism
The vision of Global Girls Inc. is clear and powerful: “Globally, all girls have the ability to voice their stories, create opportunities, and...| Tagged arts, chicago, Global Girls Inc., Marvinetta Woodley-Penn, South Side
Today, there are many issues surrounding how we treat our soil and damage its health properties through different chemicals and fertilizers, which in-turn...| Tagged climate change, conservation, environment, preservation, soil, sustainability, UN observance, United Nations, World Soil Day
In 1952 at the Fleishhacker Zoo in San Francisco, English anthropologist Gregory Bateson would make one of the most significant, academic observations on...| Tagged Olympics, play, society, sports
Each year, Thanksgiving lends us an opportunity to slow down and welcome each other into our homes and be grateful for what we...| Tagged family, friends, thanks, thanksgiving, United States
Mr. Sirek stressed the McCormick Foundation’s mission: “to foster communities of educated and engaged citizens.” To achieve this goal, the foundation runs key...| Tagged civics, Democracy, Education, government, John Sirek, journalism, McCormick Foundation
Each year, the Niagara Foundation publicly recognizes individuals and organizations in the Chicago community who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed...| Tagged Andrea Zopp, chicago, Chicago Community Trust, Community Service Award, Daniel Ash, Fethullah Gulen Award, Gesture, Lifetime Leadership Award, Niagara Foundation, Peace & Dialogue Awards, silent auction, Suzanne Morgan
Every person is born with the right to wonder, and the act of wonder is what gave birth to the world of philosophy,...| Tagged Philosophy, United Nations, World Philosophy Day
Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Beirut on November 13, 2015, which ISIS perpetrated through two suicide bombings.| Tagged attacks, Beirut, bombings, ISIS, Lebanon, terrorism
Niagara Foundation’s Statement Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015. Violence against civilians is never justified and...| Tagged fethullah gulen, islam, Paris. terrorism, terrorist attacks
For many Americans and Westerners around the world, this is Halloween weekend. Yesterday was a day of trick-or-treating with family, wearing costumes, and watching...| Tagged All Saints Day, Lutheranism, reform, Reformation Day
Halloween is a holiday where people dress up in costumes, consume copious amounts of candy and tell each other scary stories. But Halloween...| Tagged Halloween, holiday
Every year, the United Nations observes Disarmament Week from October 24, also United Nations Day, to October 30 to increase the public awareness...| Tagged disarmament, Disarmament Week, United Nations
This Saturday, October 24 is World Development Information Day, which was instituted on this day in 1972 by the United Nations. The date...
On Wednesday, October 21 at the Niagara Foundation, we hosted Howard A. Learner, the President and Executive Director of the Environmental Law and...| Tagged ELPC, energy, energy efficiency, environment, environmental law, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Howard Learner, Niagara Foundation, technology
On November 12, 2015, theaters nationwide will screen the 2014 documentary Love is a Verb. Love is a Verb details the work of...| Tagged fethullah gulen, gulen movement, hizmet, Love is a Verb
On October 14th, Niagara Foundation was pleased to host Arshia Ali-Khan, Director of Business Development & Marketing for the UMMA Center. The UMMA...| Tagged chicago, Lake County, poverty, UMMA Centers
Niagara Foundation condemns the bombings that occurred in Ankara on October 10, 2015. We are deeply saddened by the growing numbers of dead and...| Tagged Ankara, bombings
The 13th World Day Against Death Penalty will be marked on October 10, 2015. This day is to raise awareness about death penalty...| Tagged capital punishment, death penalty, United Nations, World Day Against the Death Penalty
On October 9, 2015, it is World Post Day. The day marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s establishment. The union’s goal...| Tagged mail, Universal Postal Union, World Post Day
On October 8, Hazim Fazlic, adjunct professor of Islamic Studies at Lake Forest College and imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Greater...| Tagged culture, Europe, immigration, islam
October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, a day created to bring awareness to the stigma of mental illness. This stigma results in...| Tagged mental health, United Nations, World Mental Health Day
This year, October 8, 2015 is World Sight Day giving opportunity of communication to the eye health community. World Sight Day is observed...
October 2nd marks the International Day of Non-Violence, which the United Nations established through a resolution in 2007. The date is significant because...| Tagged International Day of Non-Violence, Mahatma Gandhi, non-violence, Peace
This year, Sukkot began in the evening of Sunday 27 and ends in the evening of Sunday, October 4. Sukkot is an agricultural...| Tagged Judaism, Sukkot
Every year on October 1, the United Nations recognizes the International Day of Older Persons, which was established on 1990. The day is...| Tagged International Day of Older Persons
On September 22, digital communicator, independent journalist, and Huffington post blogger Sally Duros joined Niagara Foundation to speak about “Women in Digital Media.”...| Tagged journalism, media, news, Sally Duros, women
Every year, United Nations’ World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27. The day aims to promote tourism and to raise awareness about...
World Maritime Day was created by the International Maritime Organization to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the...| Tagged World Maritime Day