(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 9/25/06) – On Sunday, September 24, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) participated in a service marking the second day of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, at the Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The two-hour service focused on the importance of Abraham and sacrifice in the Jewish and Islamic faiths. CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid addressed the congregation for approximately 20 minutes and fielded numerous questions about Islam after the service.
CAIR-MI was invited to participate at the same location for the fast-breaking service of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, on October 2, which again falls during the month of Ramadan in which Muslims also fast.
CONTACT: Dawud Walid, 248-569-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org