(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 12/10/08) ­ A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated on a panel discussion on the upcoming Obama presidency at the Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck, Mich.
The panel, titled “The Obama Presidency: Its Significance on Race and the Faith Community,” was part of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity annual Ecumenical/Interfaith Day.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid spoke on the panel about Islamophobia propagated during the 2008 election cycle, including against President-elect Obama, and the opportunity in which the Obama administration has to set a new tone on racial and religious relations in America.
Other panelist included Bishop P.A. Brooks (New St. Paul Church of God in Christ), Rabbi David Nelson (Congregation Beth Shalom), and Father Norman Thomas (Sacred Heart Church of Jesus Christ Roman Catholic Church).
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.
CONACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, email@example.com