(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/5/2013) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed the opening of an improvised prayer and reflection room at Oakland University in the Kresge Library. CAIR-MI Safe Spaces Coordinator Warda Kalim worked with the Oakland University Dean of University Libraries Adriene Lim and students on the renovated reflection room. The room is open to students, faculty and staff to quietly reflect and pray.
"CAIR-MI welcomes the opening of the newly renovated reflection room at Oakland University and would like to thank Dean Lim and the university for their continued interests and support in our community,” said Kalim. “We look forward to continue having a positive ongoing relationship with the university."
The reflection room has new carpet, painting, partition and furniture. Updated policies governing the use of the reflection room are posted outside the room and on the university website.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.