For producers, editors, journalists and reporters:
Do you have a tight deadline and need a story on the religion of Islam, local Philadelphia Muslims, or comments from Muslims regarding breaking news, either local or abroad? Or would you like to set up an in-depth interview with CAIR-PA or a local Muslim leader? We will quickly connect you to interviewees, resources, and spokespersons.
Contact us at any time:
267-515-6710 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director Jacob Bender:
267-515-6711 (direct) / email@example.com
Latest News and Press Releases
- CAIR Staff and Board Member Activism October 18, 2017
- CAIR-Philadelphia Statement on Las Vegas Shooting October 2, 2017
- CAIR-Philadelphia Asks School District to Allow Sikh Athlete to Compete Wearing Religious Head Covering September 28, 2017
- CAIR-Philadelphia Applauds Justice Department Agreement with Bensalem Township September 13, 2017
Latest Media Appearances (see all)
- Muslim woman upset after being told to remove scarf at gun range October 6, 2017
- How to be a faithful Muslim: Islamic speaker says it comes down to a matter of choice October 2, 2017
- Critics Weigh In On Trump’s New Travel Ban September 25, 2017
- Jacob Bender in Tempo magazine (Indonesian) July 6, 2017
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Who we are:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia Chapter (CAIR-Pennsylvania) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization registered in Pennsylvania. It is part of a large association of interlinked CAIR chapters across the nation, together forming America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group.
Our immediate focus is to help resolve the two greatest civic challenges facing the American Muslim community: those of stereotypes, propaganda and misinformation, and the consequences of those stereotypes, such as discrimination, profiling and Islamophobia.
In the spirit of addressing those problems holistically, the CAIR mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Our programs and services fall into these major areas of focus:
Civil Rights – We respond to individual cases of religious discrimination through mediation, litigation and other advocacy channels. We also challenge policies of disparate impact and profiling.
Media Engagement – By being available to media at all times, producing our own media, and offering an assertive, confident American Muslim perspective, we challenge stereotypes by creating our own narrative.
Education and Dialogue – We offer presentations, seminars, workshops and special events on Islam, Muslims, civic engagement and various topics to interfaith partners, public and private organizations, schools and houses of worship.
Youth – We conduct a year-round Muslim Youth Leadership Program for American Muslim high school students.