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Proud of Morton Grove's Diversity

In the 50 years we've lived here, the village has gotten much more diverse, and we all live together in peace. A Letter to the Editor from Beverly Copeland.

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When our family moved to the village almost 50 years ago, Morton Grove was an all white community, consisting of Christian families and some Jewish families.

When I look around me today, I am immensely proud of the growth we have made and whom we have now become! Morton Grovers are a stew of people from all over the world, in all different shades and colors, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, Hindus and others, colorful in our dress, international in our languages and mixing it up in all aspects of our local society.

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And the most heart-warming and gratifying aspect of it all, is that we are able to live together, with respect for each other, regardless of the things that could set us apart, in peace and harmony.

P.S. Last week, the Morton Grove Public Library hosted, Muslim Faith and Culture: A Neighborhood Q & A.

It was a wonderful forum in which neighbors could exchange information and ask any questions, in order to learn about the Islamic faith and culture.

It was a heart-warming coming together of residents and I hope to see other events of this type in our great and diverse community in the future.

Beverly Copeland

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