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CAIR-Cincinnati Holds ‘20,000 Dialogues’ Program

(CINCINNATI, OH, 7/1/10) – The Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-OH) recently held a screening of “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think” followed by a dialogue at Xavier University.

The event, co-sponsored by Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Franciscans Network, Muslim Student Association of the University of Cincinnati, Ihsan Center, and the Middle Eastern Culture Club of Xavier University, brought together more than 60 people of diverse backgrounds to view and discuss the film.

The dialogue took place as part of Unity Productions Foundation’s “20,000 Dialogues” program, a nationwide project designed to bring people of different faiths together using films about Muslims to stimulate discussion and promote understanding.

“Participants in the dialogue had the opportunity to discuss the results from the poll, which they found surprising, as well as solutions for further education and action,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. “Such dialogues dispel tensions and promote greater understanding between people.”

The Cincinnati chapter is one of three in CAIR-Ohio. 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.

CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail: kdabdoub@cair.com; Roula Allouch E-Mail: rallouch@cair.com

 

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