(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/8/09) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today congratulated Dalia Mogahed on her recent appointment to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Mogahed, who is the executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies in Washington, D.C., joins the council of 25 religious and secular leaders and scholars from across the country who are working to support and empower non-profit and community organizations to make improvements on key social, economic and diplomatic issues. Each member of the advisory council serves a one-year term.
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“Congratulations to Ms. Mogahed on this well-deserved appointment,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Her knowledge and expertise will be an asset to this important council. The American Muslim community can feel confident that she will be a balanced and valuable resource on the vital issues the council must address.”
In the past few weeks, American Muslim leaders have been urging the Obama administration to be inclusive and to reflect the diversity of our nation as he selects the most qualified public servants to fill important positions.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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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