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CAIR-Houston Offers Training to Hospital Chaplains

 

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(HOUSTON, TX, 10/26/04) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) provided sensitivity and diversity training yesterday for local health care professionals and chaplains at Ben Taub Hospital.

The CAIR-Houston presentation, part of Pastoral Care Week events, covered basic Islamic beliefs and practices, as well as specific information about Muslim perspectives on illness, medical treatment, gender relations and the
sanctity of human life. Attendees received copies of CAIR’s booklet, “A Health Care Professional’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices.” (The booklet may be requested by e-mailing publications@cair-net.org. Include name,
address and phone number in the request.)

“I just want to thank you for the wonderful presentation this morning, the Chaplains found that they learned a lot in order to serve the Muslim community more effectively,” said Chaplin Luis Gomez, Director of Spiritual Care at LBJ Hospital in Houston.

“We thank Ben Taub Hospital for this opportunity to provide an accurate portrayal of Islam and the Muslim community,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Iesa Galloway.

Recent CAIR research has shown as many as 1-in-4 Americans hold anti-Muslim
views. That same research indicates that anti-Muslim prejudice decreases
when people have access to accurate information about Islam and relate to
ordinary Muslims. SEE: http://www.cair-net.org/downloads/pollresults.pdf

Galloway said CAIR-Houston training is available to other organizations.
Speaker requests may be submitted online at:
http://www.cairhouston.org/speaker.htm

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 29 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Houston, Iesa Galloway, 713-838-CAIR-(2247) or 832-656-0449, E-Mail: iesa.galloway@cairhouston.org

 

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