DETROIT, November 22, 2016 – The Islamic Organization of North America is pleased to announce its 12th Annual IONA Convention “Living the Faith: The Struggle Continues - Confronting Challenges, Identifying Solutions.” The event will take place on Friday, November 25-27 in Detroit’s Cobo Center. The convention is open to the public, with lectures and workshops on many challenges which include Islamophobia, drugs, alcoholism, mental health issues among other challenges. Elaborating on the convention, Imam and President of IONA Steve Elturk shared, “Through our interactive approach, our esteemed speakers and experts will focus on the challenges our community faces through intimate workshops and speeches.” “Our aim is to bring together all
IONA’s mission is to transform its members and help transform the surrounding communities to righteous, God-fearing people, who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Creator to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our creator God. The strength of our belief in God gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind.