The Children of Abraham Coalition is a northwest suburban Chicago 501(c)3 non-profit founded to build understanding, respect and relationships between Christians, Jews and Muslims of all ages. The Coalition’s mission statement calls it to organize events where Muslims, Jews and Christians can learn about each other’s religions while working together to build a world of salaam, shalom, peace.
The Coalition’s history started in 2010 when Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., decided to respond to the rising national distrust toward Muslims. “I saw a lot of Islamophobia,” said Fr. Corey. He set out to change that by reaching out to Muslim and Jewish leaders in the Chicago suburbs. Soon after that Shaheen Khan, a Muslim religious educator, offered to join his efforts. And soon after that, Rabbi Steve Hart helped Fr. Corey connect with Jewish leaders. Shaheen Khan, Rabbi Steve Hart and Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., now serve as the Coalition’s official religious leaders.