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CAIR Hosts State Dept. Delegation of Indonesian Leaders


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/12/07) – The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently hosted a delegation of 14 Indonesian religious leaders at its national headquarters on Capitol Hill.

The delegation is part of a two-year exchange program between religious scholars, clerics, and community leaders from Indonesia and the United States.

The program, called Religion and Society: A Dialogue (RSD), is designed to strengthen relationships and understanding between the U.S. and Indonesia and to examine the compatibility of religious practice with democratic social and political values.

RSD is administered by Legacy International and the Center for Civic Education Jakarta and is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:


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