(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/22/08) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in an interfaith program designed to build bridges between people of diverse faiths in Dearborn.
The event, titled “One Family Under God: Religion’s Role in Unity in a Diverse Culture,” was held at the Karbala Educational Islamic Center, Speakers discussed racial and religious healing in America and the need to focus on a common word to cultivate peace in the world.
Speakers included Shaykh Husham Al-Hussainy (Karbala Islamic Educational Center), Fr. Lawrence Ventline (Sacred Heart Church of Jesus), Rev. David Kasbow (American Clergy Leadership), Sir Michael Berry and CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 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-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org