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Advocacy Update: March on Harrisburg

It has been over two months since a courageous group of March on Harrisburg activists embarked from Philadelphia to a 105-mile political pilgrimage to the Pennsylvania Statehouse to demand real reform with three pro-democracy and anti-corruption bills: automatic voter registration, non-partisan redistricting to end gerrymandering, and a ban of legalized bribery. As we traveled by foot,… Read more…

Walk for Green Jobs and Justice

CAIR-Philadelphia has endorsed the Power Local Green Jobs campaign led by our friends at Earth Quaker Action Team and Power Interfaith. Walking through five countries throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, this direct action encourages PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest utility company, to make a major shift to locally-generated solar power that benefits low income communities and communities of color. This addresses three critical issues locally and for humanity… Read more…

American-Muslim Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Last weekend, CAIR-Philadelphia members marched alongside over 100,000 Americans at the People’s Climate March on Washington with an additional 100,000 taking part in local actions around the United States. We demanded the government shift to clean energy, create green jobs, and take action to prevent human suffering caused by pollution and climate change.

CAIR-Philadelphia Sponsors Screening of Docu-Series Aimed at Breaking Stereotypes

    L – Rugiatu Conteh addresses the audience R – Cast from the series during Q&A Session Outreach and Communications Director, Rugiatu Conteh, was guest speaker for the premiere of Muslimahs and Philadelphia, a docu-series that shows the daily lives of six Muslim women living and working in Philadelphia. The television pilot was slated… Read more…

Islam 101 & Women in Islam Presentation at Catholic College

The average American who is misinformed about Muslims and the Islamic faith usually has three misconceptions: Muslims are not tolerant of people of other faiths Islam oppresses women Islamic law is full of punishments and restricts personal expression CAIR-Philadelphia takes a proactive approach by conducting educational presentations that provide a forum for ordinary citizens to ask… Read more…

Anti-Bullying Presentation in Pittsburgh

Outreach and Communications Director Rugiatu Conteh conducted an anti-bullying presentation at the Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (MCCGP) on Friday. About 50 youth and their parents attended the presentation and learned how to identify and address school bullying. Some youth talked about instances in which they were bullied or witnessed bullying in school. Parents… Read more…

Muslim Women, Spirituality and Contemporary issues

Outreach and Communications Director Rugiatu Conteh conducted a presentation about Muslim Women, Spirituality and Contemporary issues at a Fielding Graduate University gathering last week in Alexandria, Virginia. About 30 to 45 students attended the presentation and asked questions relating to Islam, women in the Qur’an and how spirituality is viewed in Islam. It was a… Read more…

Outreach News

CAIR-PA Representative Meets with Muslim Leaders from the Republic of Bulgaria CAIR-Philadelphia Outreach Director Rugiatu Conteh, along with other interfaith representatives met with a delegation* of Bulgarian Muslim leaders on Tuesday to discuss the role of religion in the United States. The delegation is visiting Philadelphia to observe and examine the role of government in… Read more…

Interfaith Peace Walk a Success & “The Role of Religion in the U.S.”

8th Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk a Success! On Sunday, people of different faith traditions walked in solidarity to promote peace and understanding in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. This large group of over 400 walkers visited two churches and a mosque. The first stop was the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. The program… Read more…

Outreach Updates

Women in Islam Presentations Rugiatu Conteh, Outreach and Communications Director, conducted Women in Islam presentations at the Osher Institute of Lifetime learning and the Center for Retirement Learning last week. We’ve received many requests for this presentation as the discussion on the recent burqa ban in France continues. Unfortunately, the unanimous opinion among the students… Read more…