(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/10/10) -- On Friday, June 11, Connecticut Muslims will offer prayers for an end to the Gulf oil spill and the environmental disaster it is causing.
WHAT: Muslims Pray for end to Gulf Oil Spill
WHEN: Friday, June 11, 1 - 1:35 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Association of Greater Hartford, 1781 Berlin Turn Pike, Berlin, CT
CONTACT: CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi (guest imam) (860) 514-8038
The prayers are part of an initiative by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is urging prayer leaders (imams) in the nation's more than 2,000 mosques to use sermons at congregational prayers this Friday to offer special supplications for a speedy end to the oil spill crisis.
Mosque officials are also being asked to encourage community members to volunteer to assist in Gulf Coast relief efforts as part of CAIR's ongoing "Muslims Care" volunteerism initiative.
SEE: Muslims Care
Religious leaders of other faiths are being requested to offer similar prayers and supplications based on their own traditions.
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.
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