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CAIR-Cincinnati Completes Interfaith Dialogue Series

CAIR-logo(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 4/8/13) — The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati), along with the Franciscans Network, recently completed a month-long Interfaith Dialogue series between Christians and Muslims in the Cincinnati area. The series was hosted by the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale, Ohio.

After hosting dialogue series for the past six years, the goal of this series has been to delve into issues that are common to both faith communities. Each dialogue session included brief presentations on the various topics and time for small group discussion. The entire series included four sessions on topics such as death and resurrection, creation and evolution, women and religion, and power and violence.

“Opportunities for Americans of different faiths to spend time sharing their understanding of their faith and getting to know each other is rare and extremely valuable in our world today where often the interactions between faith groups are filled with misinformation, stereotyping and dangerous canards that dehumanize the other,” said Karen Dabdoub, executive director of CAIR-Cincinnati. “There are no shortcuts to this important work, but the result is very rewarding.”

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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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, kdabdoub@cair.com; Tel: 513-281-8200

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