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CAIR-MI Participates on Panel on Race, Religion


(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 5/2/07) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a panel discussion, entitled “A Dialogue Across Race and Religion: What Impedes Us From Working Together?” at the International Institute in Detroit, Mich.

Speakers addressed impediments hindering their racial and religious groups from having dialogue and forming partnerships with others in addressing social justice issues.

Speakers included:

* Father Thomas Sepulveda of Sainte Anne de Detroit Catholic Church
* Reverend Charles Williams of Mary Church Terrell Council
* Saeed Khan Professor at Wayne State University
* Reverend Rani Abdul-Masih of Abundant Life Arabic Church of Dearborn
* Rabbi Joseph Klein of Temple Emanu-el of Oak Park
* Dawud Walid, Executive Director of CAIR-MI

“We look forward to such opportunities in which we can articulate the concerns of Metro-Detroit Muslims as well as become better acquainted with the concerns of various other ethnic and religious groups,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CAIR has 32 offices, chapters and affiliates 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 at 248-569-2203


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