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11th Annual Banquet Audio Clips

Listen to the speeches and presentations from our 11th Annual Banquet held on March 11, 2017: Linda Sarsour (Keynoter) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] – Jacob Bender (CAIR-Philly Executive Director) & Al-Sharif Nassef (CAIR-Philly Advocacy and Outreach Manager) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] – Sharif Street (PA State Senator) [Audio clip:… Read more…

CAIR-Philly Sold-Out Banquet a Rousing Success!

This past Saturday night, March 11th, nearly a thousand CAIR supporters, Muslim community leaders, Jewish and Christian clergy, and elected officials, including Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, joined together at our sold-out Eleventh Annual Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of CAIR-Philadelphia. With a theme this year of “Revelation and Resistance,” the 2017 banquet stressed the deep… Read more…

CAIR-Philadelphia Welcomes New Outreach Manager

Dear family and friends in faith: It’s an honor to be back in the great city of Philadelphia. I recently joined the CAIR-Philadelphia team and am excited to be of service to the community and to help manifest the Muslim tradition’s cherished values and principles, Insha’Allah, God-willing. Some of you may remember me from my… Read more…

Jacob Bender’s Speech at Masjid al-Hidaya

Speech at Masjid al-Hidaya By Jacob Bender Executive Director, CAIR-Philadelphia Friday, January 3, 2017 Good morning. My name is Jacob Bender, and I am the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR is the preeminent Muslim civil rights organization in the United States, with 30 chapters nationwide. CAIR’s… Read more…

Save the Date: CAIR-Philadelphia’s Eleventh Annual Banquet

SAVE THE DATE CAIR PHILADELPHIA ELEVENTH ANNUAL BANQUET “REVELATION AND RESISTANCE” As-salamu alaikum! Saturday, March 11, 2017 is the date of CAIR-Philadelphia’s Eleventh Annual Banquet, which will again take place at the beautiful Springfield Country Club. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

CAIR-Philadelphia 2016 End-of-Year Newsletter

Download our full 2016 End-of-Year Newsletter (PDF) Dear Friends and Supporters of CAIR-Philadelphia, As-salamu alaykum, One month has passed since the election. I awake each morning hoping against hope that I am dreaming, living through a nightmare from which I will momentarily awake. Awake I do, but the same poisonous phrases still hover over the… Read more…

#GivingTuesday – Support America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization

Dear CAIR Supporters, As-salaamu Alaikum – Peace be to you. On Giving Tuesday, help CAIR continue to provide free legal services to the American Muslim community. Please donate to CAIR-Philadelphia’s 2016 Giving Tuesday campaign today. This is a challenging and critical moment for our nation and our community. Islamophobia is on the rise and anti-Muslim activists are… Read more…

The Trump Administration and What it Means to You

Dear Friends, In response to the alarming rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric in the past year, and especially after the election, CAIR-Philadelphia and Islamic Society of Delaware are hosting a community town hall meeting on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:00 pm, at ISD (28 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19713). Speakers include Ryan… Read more…

Clarification on the “Robocalls”

In the last 3 days, CAIR-Philadelphia has received numerous email and calls from people reporting that they had received an unsolicited “robocall” (pre-recorded message) asking if they “identified as Muslim” and if yes, to press #1 on their phones. Many of the people reporting these calls were quite upset and fearful at receiving them. Given… Read more…

Peace at Home: What it takes to build a healthy, happy family

ICNA-Relief and CAIR-Philadelphia Proudly Present: PEACE AT HOME What it Takes to Build a Healthy, Happy Family A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM to be held at Masjidullah 7401 Limekiln Pike Philadelphia, PA 19138 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided) TOPICS: Becoming a better parent Enhancing child-parent connections Building a spousal relationship… Read more…