(CINCINNATI, 1/25/10)- The Cincinnati office of Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-OH) held a Domestic Violence seminar on Saturday at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati mosque. The program included speakers addressing the issue of domestic violence and abuse from the perspective of Islamic religious teachings, the psychological effects on victims, the effects on children, and services available to victims.
The speakers for the event, which was attended by members of the Muslim community, were Riyad Shamma, Dr. Sarah J. Skillings, Manar Maghathe and Theresa Singleton.
“This event was a great success and offered an opportunity to discuss what is a very difficult issue,” said CAIR-Cincinnati President Roula Allouch. “Our guest speakers spoke to the concerns of victims, family members, friends, and community members.”
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.
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