Responding to the unprecedented dual challenge of both the coronavirus and the necessity of keeping the American Muslim community informed and socially involved during this time of social distancing, CAIR-Philadelphia has begun to present a series of online educational and community empowerment programs to the community.Continue reading
On May 10, together with PACRI (Pennsylvania Center for Refugees and Immigrants), CAIR-Philadelphia organized a webinar on civic engagement focused on voter registration and mail-in-ballot as well as the 2020 census. The program was presented in English and Somali languages.Continue reading
2020 Virtual Interfaith Ramadan Reflections – Presented by CAIR-Philadelphia and Masjidullah Replacing the annual interfaith Ramadan iftar due to COVID-19,Continue reading
Last night, the Trump administration issued a Proclamation expanding immigration restrictions in a broad attempt to further its xenophobic agenda while distracting Americans from its own failure to adequately respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
This Proclamation builds on a number of anti-immigrant policies put forward by the administration in the last several years by closing off almost all legal pathways to immigration.Continue reading
“That makes it a monthlong marathon for Muslims,” said Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, education and outreach director for the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). “It’s a challenging time of year, but one of the most rewarding.”Continue reading
CAIR-Philadelphia would like to thank all the healthcare workers, first responders, postal workers, janitors, store clerks and all others who are on the front lines at this precarious time serving their fellow human beings. May Allah reward them and keep them safe. “And if anyone saved a single life, it would be as if they had saved the whole world.” [5:32]Continue reading