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CAIR-Houston: Role of Religion in Health Care

(HOUSTON, TX, 2/3/05) – On February 1, a representative of the Houston
office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) joined with
Buddhist and Catholic speakers to discuss the role of religion in health
care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

CAIR-Houston Executive Director Iesa Galloway told the group of some 25
physician assistant students about the Muslim perspectives on illness,
medical treatment, gender relations, and the sanctity of human life in Islam.

“Thank you so much for taking time to speak with our students yesterday
afternoon. I’ve already gotten positive feedback from several of our
students regarding the information you presented to them yesterday,” said
Yvonne Baier of Baylor College of Medicine’s Allied Health Sciences
Physicians Assistant Program.

Attendees received CAIR publication, “A Health Care Professionals Guide to
Islamic Religious Practices.” (The booklet may be requested by e-mailing Include name, address and phone number.)

Galloway recently gave a similar presentation on Islam and American Muslims
to the Seabrook, Texas, Rotary Club. CAIR-Houston speakers are available to
educators, clubs and other organizations, please submit your request online

CONTACT: CAIR-Houston, 713-838-2247, 832-656-0449


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