CAIR-Cleveland to Host Ramadan Interfaith Banquet


(CLEVELAND, OH, 9/4/07) - On Saturday, September 15, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) will host its 4th Annual "Sharing Ramadan" Iftar Banquet with members of the interfaith community. ("Iftar" is the meal eaten after sunset each day during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.)

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2007
TIME: Registration - 6:30-7:30 p.m., Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Joseph Cole Center, Cleveland State University, 3100 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Cleveland Chapter Executive Director Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247; E-Mail: jshearson@cair.com

Award-winning author and former diplomat Michael Hamilton Morgan will speak about his new book, "Lost History: the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists," published by National Geographic.

The evening will include a Middle Eastern dinner and entertainment and crafts for children. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 216-830-2247.

"The month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual renewal and charitable giving," said Isam Zaiem, president of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-OHIO. "This event is a wonderful chance for Americans of all faiths to build interfaith harmony and mutual understanding.&quot

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 


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