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CAIR-GA, Georgia Muslims to Join Interfaith 9/11 Memorial Service in Decatur

CAIR logo(DECATUR, GA, 9/8/16) On Sunday, September 11, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) will join Georgia Muslims and interfaith partners at a memorial service in Decatur, Ga., for the victims of 9/11.

CAIR-GA has united with Rev. Dr. James L. Brewer-Calvert, senior pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and representatives of the Catholic, Jewish and Sikh faiths to host “Remember, Reconcile, Relate.”

WHAT: Remember, Reconcile, Relate: 9/11 Interfaith Memorial Service

WHERE: Ebster Recreation Center, 404 West Trinity Street in Decatur, GA

WHEN: 3 p.m., Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016

CONTACT:  CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell; 404-285-9530; emitchell@cair.com

Attendees of diverse faiths plan to meet, greet and eat with each other for an hour starting at 3 p.m., before beginning the program at 4 p.m.

“As Georgians of diverse faith traditions, we feel a special obligation to unite as one and pray for the thousands of men, women and children who lost their lives on 9/11,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. 

During the memorial service, law enforcement and first responders plan to deliver remarks about the sacrifices made by firefighters, police officers and paramedics on 9/11.

Representatives of different faiths will also to offer prayers for the victims of the attack.

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT:  CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell; 404-285-9530; emitchell@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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