CAIR-CA: PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS DISCUSSION ON WOMEN IN ISLAM
(TRACY, CA 3/13/2007) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), along with leaders from the Bay Area, recently delivered a talk on the topic of “Women in Islam” in the local public library in the City of Tracy. A lively question and answer session followed the talk.
The local library also made provided a list of resources that were available in the library, including materials that were part of CAIR’s “Library Campaign” to provide a resource on Islam to fellow Americans.
“Public libraries provide a wonderful forum for the exchange of ideas and for having important discussions that are pertinent to our lives today,” said the Communications Director of CAIR-SV Dina EL-Nakhal.
METHODIST CHURCH HOSTS SESSION ON CONTEMPORARY ISLAM
(DAVIS, CA 3/11/2007) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently delivered a talk on contemporary issues about Islam after the conclusion of a 3-week series of viewing the PBS produced film, “Islam: Empire of Faith” at the local United Methodist Church in Davis.
The discussion touched on issues ranging from the status of women in Islam to contemporary interpretations of the Qur’an and developing positive relations between the West and the Muslim world.
“Interfaith dialogues are an important remedy to misunderstanding and bigotry, which seem to plague our world today,” said CAIR-SV President Dr. Hamza EL-Nakhal