Peace for Peoria: A Town Hall Q&A

Monday, May 16th 2016 | 7:00pm | Peoria Civic Center (201 SW Jefferson Ave)


Peace for Peoria will host a Q&A at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Monday, May 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. A panel of local civic, business, and religious leaders will answer questions from attendees about Islam and Muslims in an effort to promote peace and understanding through education.
Peace for Peoria is an interfaith alliance dedicated to fighting fear by opening doors and hearts, bringing people of diverse faiths together in opposition to irrational fear of Islam and Muslims, building loving relationships rooted in the traditions of each faith without denying their differences, and fellowshipping with the entire city of Peoria.


  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman
  • OSF President Michael Cruz
  • Unity Point President Debbie Simon
  • Bradley University President Gary Roberts
  • Mayor Jim Ardis


  • Imam Kamil Mufti
  • Pastor Jim Powell
  • Pastor Charlie Dean
  • Stephen Mattern (VP of Mission services at OSF)
  • Rabbi Daniel Bogard


This event follows Peace for Peoria’s March 7th ¬†kickoff, “Know Islam. Know Peace.” Over 700 people attended the standing-room-only interfaith unity event at the Islamic Foundation of Peoria.
A Community Event to bring together Jews, Christians, and community leaders in solidarity to fight hate and celebrate the rich diversity of Peoria’s Muslim residents.
Peace for Peoria is accepting questions ahead of the event to determine which questions are asked most and ensure those are addressed. To submit your question, email or use the form below. 

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