Free Qurans will be distributed as a bridge to interfaith understanding (SANTA CLARA, CA, 6/29/05) – On Sunday, July 10, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and the Muslim Community Association (MCA) of the San Francisco Bay Area will co-host an “Explore the Quran” open house in Santa Clara, Calif. The event is designed to help people of all faiths acquaint themselves with Islam’s holy text. Attendees will be offered a brief presentation about the Quran and its significance in the lives of American Muslims followed by an open dialogue. Free copies of the Quran will also be given to all participants.
WHAT: ‘Explore the Quran’ Open House
WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 2005, 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: MCA Community Hall, 3003
Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA
CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Program Manager Amina Ansari, 408-986-9874, 510-427-0155, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com“The tremendous nationwide response CAIR has received to the ‘Explore the Quran’ campaign is a testament to the desire of ordinary Americans to learn about Islam and Muslims,” said CAIR-SFBA Program Manager Amina Ansari. “This is an excellent opportunity for Muslims to share the beauty of Islam with others,” said MCA Outreach Director Dian Alyan. More than 15,000 people have already requested free Qurans since CAIR launched its “Explore the Quran” campaign on May 17. The nationwide campaign is designed as a positive response to the recent controversy over desecration of the Quran. To learn more about CAIR’s “Explore the Quran” campaign, go to: http://www.explorethequran.org SEE ALSO: