(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 8/19/05) – The Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday held a training workshop on Islam for some 40 health care and education professionals as part of a one-day diversity program at the Arab-American Museum in Dearborn.
CAIR-MI’s presentation focused on basic Islamic beliefs and practices, including discussion of misconceptions about the concept of Jihad and the religious attire of Muslim women.
Several participants in the full diversity program, including representatives from the Jewish Community Council and the Archdiocese of Detroit, expressed appreciation for the information presented about Islam and for the manner in which the presentation was conducted.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide including Arizona 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-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-569-2203