The Council on American Islamic Relations has advocated Muslim civil rights and world peace, and promoted a better understanding of Islam in Philadelphia since 2008. Banner efforts for mutual understanding continue in the form of youth education programs, making CAIR’s Explore Islamic Civilization and Culture collection available in local libraries, protesting alleged injustices, and more.
Mayor Michael Nutter joined in the call for balanced media coverage and respectful treatment of Muslims at the 4th annual CAIR banquet. The mayor went even further by announcing plans for cultural sensitivity training for his team of officials, support, which CAIR lauded as civil rights complaints by Muslims increase across the nation.
“One of the reasons we host our annual banquet is to inform the public on how CAIR works to eliminate bigotry and promote inclusion, equality and mutual understanding,” says CAIR Outreach Director Rugiatu Conteh. “We plan to ‘Lead the Change’ by example. We at CAIR disseminate authentic information on Muslims and the religion of Islam, and collaborate with many faith-based congregations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.” Read more…