Salaam Alaykum! Greetings of Peace!
CAIR-Philadelphia—responding to the current wave of intolerance across the nation—is launching an educational campaign to expand interfaith understanding in the Greater Delaware Valley. We are doing so because we believe that hatred and bigotry can be confronted and defeated by knowledge and understanding, as is written in the Qur’an [5:48].
“To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good.”
As you can see in the quote above, the Qur’an is quite specific in its positive view of interfaith relations, first by explaining that the multiplicity of faiths around the world is a part of God’s divine plan, and second, by requiring humans of different faiths to get to “know one another” and work together for humankind’s common good.
To support this goal, CAIR-Philadelphia is offering—all free of charge—numerous courses, seminars, and workshops to educational, religious, and social institutions in and around the Philadelphia region. Many of these exciting and timely educational offerings are suitable for both Muslim and general audiences, and to a range of age groups, and are organized into four tracks:
1) Understanding Islam
2) American Muslims
3) Youth and Parents
4) Civil Rights
Our offerings range from our signature multi-session “Islam 101” course to seminars about the diversity of the American Muslim community; from confronting Islamophobia and anti-Semitism to anti-bullying and “Know Your Rights” workshops; and from exploring gender and family in Islam to developing the next generation of Muslim community leadership. Many of these offerings have already been presented dozens of times by our presenters at mosques, churches, synagogues, universities, libraries, community centers, and public and private middle and high schools. Again, there are no fees for any of our programs, and our expert team of presenters look forward to traveling to your institution in the near future.
Call our office today at 267-515-6711 or visit pa.cair.com/education for more information and to request a course, seminar, or workshop for your institution of community.