(PHOENIX, AZ, 5/4/2006) – On Tuesday, May 2, the Arizona office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ), in cooperation with the Islamic Community Center (ICC) of Tempe, hosted an interfaith event, “A Day of Discovery: Building Bridges to Islam.”
Over 50 members of Elderhostel, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for people 55 and over, attended the event. It was the first of a series that will be held throughout May and June.
Speakers included Shaykh Ahmed Shqeirat of ICC, and Nure Elatari and Bushra Khan of CAIR-AZ. Topics covered were “More in Common Than You Think,” “Women, Democracy and Jihad,” and “CAIR: A Brief Overview.”
“Interfaith events are crucial in promoting a better understanding between communities,” said Nure Elatari, Program Director at CAIR-AZ. “We are happy to host Elderhostel and look forward to similar events in the future.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About
CONTACT: Nure Elatari, email@example.com, 602-312-2223