Honoring Activist Rosa Parks By: Ellen Gutoske Interfaith Engagement Intern Rosa Parks is often credited as a tired old woman who didn’t want...
Bob Marley and the Politics of Labeling By: Kristiana Peric, Interfaith Engagement Intern “Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one...
First Time Celebrating Yom Kippur By: Sofiya Demchuk, PGA Intern Whenever an opportunity comes along to explore and take part in another religion’s...
By: Joseph Birko, Communications Intern – firstname.lastname@example.org With the recent tensions regarding the terrorist attacks throughout Europe, many governments are wary of how...
By: Joseph Birko email@example.com Not only was the 2016 Emmys an award show that celebrates the best of television, but it also represented...
TERRORISM: WHERE ITS TRUE POWER LIES BY:James McLellan, Interfaith Engagement Intern Chaos in the world has yet again produced another tragedy: this time...
Catholics Gather in Poland for World Youth Day By: Deni Kamper This week hundreds of thousands of Catholic youth are making a pilgrimage...
What a week it’s been for Turkey. There’s no question – in my mind anyway – that the recent bombings of the Istanbul...
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...
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...|
“Once Yiddish has taken hold of you...then you will no longer recognize your earlier tranquility. Then you will feel the true unity of...|
On Thursday, March 17, Niagara Foundation welcomed Dr. Susan Ross from Loyola University to discuss the role of feminism within both an academic...|
On March 16, the Niagara Foundation welcomed Linsey Maughan to talk about the UN Women Chicago Chapter as a part of the “Public...|
Niagara Foundation entirely condemns the terrorist attack on Tuesday, March 22nd in Brussels, Belgium. The attack occurred at both the Zaventem airport and...|
Climate change is happening now! Yes, I understand this might be an obvious statement. However, we have a lack of knowledge about the...|
We are pleased to invite Dr. Susan A. Ross, Professor of Theology and a Faculty Scholar at Loyola University Chicago, on March 17,...|
On March 2, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of welcoming Ms. Kate Benson, J.D. to our flagship office in downtown Chicago. In...|
On March 16, 2016, at 6:30 pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church will host a screening of the 2014 documentary Love is a Verb. Love...|
Niagara Foundation strongly condemns the Turkish government's aggressive takeover of one of the nation's largest newspapers.|
On February 23, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting PJ Cannon, Jr. for a Friends in Faith event on Rastafari beliefs...|
Sallie Latkovich Speaks on Biblical Study Programs at CTU, Her Experiences Traveling in the Middle East
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.,...|
On February 17, the Niagara Foundation hosted the annual “State of the Middle East Forum” at Roosevelt University’s Fine Arts Building. The forum...|
Brazil is going through a challenging period: it is facing an economic crisis stemming from record low oil prices and political corruption, and...|
oday is World Day of Social Justice. This day is recognized by the U.N. and its member states and was officially created in...|
On February 9, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Professor Benjamin Zeller to speak on the topic of “Religion and Food.”...|
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Christian faith, a religious holiday which occurs 46 days before Easter. Participants fast for 40 days as...|
Also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, February 9, 2016 is Fat Tuesday, a celebratory day of colorful and eccentric costumes, rich...|
Today is the Chinese New Year or the “Spring Festival.” Traditionally this holiday has existed to honor ancestors and deities and to cleanse...|
On February 3rd, the Center for Public & Global Affairs welcomed Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon to Niagara Foundation. While the presentation...|
On February 2nd, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Julius Crump to our Friends in Faith lecture series. For this...|
Travelers are looking for experiences that allow them to experience a different culture, understand its customs, and sample delicious traditional cuisines. Those who...|
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2010. This initiative provides a platform...|
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,...|
"I believe that we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer. It's personal. But I know we can do this...|
This wonderful artistic collaboration proved Cubans will start to experience cultural changes in their lives, but how will this new US-Cuba relation will...|
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...|
Jeff McCarter from Free Spirit Media Speaks on Importance of Diversity, Role of Urban Youth in Media
On January 21, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Jeff McCarter. He is Founder & Executive Director of Free Spirit Media....|
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...|
Here at the Niagara Foundation we are delighted to acknowledge the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat on January 25th, 2016.|
“Their economic crisis is making that country very unstable, it’s not a very safe place for travelers. You should go somewhere else!” I...|
On January 12, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasuring of receiving Dr. Aasim Padela for an informative Friends in Faith event on the...|
We condemn all violence committed in the name of any religion and denounce those who would use religion as justification for their crimes....|
The vision of Global Girls Inc. is clear and powerful: “Globally, all girls have the ability to voice their stories, create opportunities, and...|
Today, there are many issues surrounding how we treat our soil and damage its health properties through different chemicals and fertilizers, which in-turn...|
In 1952 at the Fleishhacker Zoo in San Francisco, English anthropologist Gregory Bateson would make one of the most significant, academic observations on...|
Each year, Thanksgiving lends us an opportunity to slow down and welcome each other into our homes and be grateful for what we...|
Mr. Sirek stressed the McCormick Foundation’s mission: “to foster communities of educated and engaged citizens.” To achieve this goal, the foundation runs key...|
Each year, the Niagara Foundation publicly recognizes individuals and organizations in the Chicago community who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed...|
Every person is born with the right to wonder, and the act of wonder is what gave birth to the world of philosophy,...|
Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Beirut on November 13, 2015, which ISIS perpetrated through two suicide bombings.|
Niagara Foundation’s Statement Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015. Violence against civilians is never justified and...|
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...|
Halloween is a holiday where people dress up in costumes, consume copious amounts of candy and tell each other scary stories. But Halloween...|
Every year, the United Nations observes Disarmament Week from October 24, also United Nations Day, to October 30 to increase the public awareness...|
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...|
On October 14th, Niagara Foundation was pleased to host Arshia Ali-Khan, Director of Business Development & Marketing for the UMMA Center. The UMMA...|
Niagara Foundation condemns the bombings that occurred in Ankara on October 10, 2015. We are deeply saddened by the growing numbers of dead and...|
The 13th World Day Against Death Penalty will be marked on October 10, 2015. This day is to raise awareness about 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...|
On October 8, Hazim Fazlic, adjunct professor of Islamic Studies at Lake Forest College and imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Greater...|
October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, a day created to bring awareness to the stigma of mental illness. This stigma results in...|
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...|
This year, Sukkot began in the evening of Sunday 27 and ends in the evening of Sunday, October 4. Sukkot is an agricultural...|