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Faith Climate Action Week: CAIR-PA co-hosting Spiritual Ecology event series and mobilizing for The People’s Climate March

With Earth Day around the corner, and the People’s Climate March just two weekends away, CAIR encourages our Muslim sisters and brothers throughout the Delaware Valley to join Faith Climate Action Week. Together with people of all faiths, we can be part of a global solution to the greatest challenge facing humanity on God’s great earth:… Read more…

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…