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CAIR-MI Rep Speaks at Harvard Black Policy Conference

CAIR-MI REP SPEAKS AT BLACK POLICY CONFERENCE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 4/17/07) – CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid spoke this past weekend on a panel entitled “Addressing Religion and Politics: Black Faith, Black Votes” at the 3rd Annual Black Policy Conference sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Law School at Harvard University.

Topics discussed included the similar socio-economic concerns, which African-American Christians and Muslims share as well as the importance of the faith community taking the lead in addressing social justice issues.

Other panel members included:

* Rev. Floyd Flake – Former US Congressman, Senior Pastor of Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York & President of Wilberforce University
* Rev. Eugene Rivers – President of National Ten Point Leadership Foundation
* Mr. Barrett-Osahar Berry – Senior Minister of the Power Movement Men’s Ministry & Vice President of Washington Linkage Group

“We welcome opportunities such as this to erase misconceptions and reaffirm our common aspirations to establish social justice within the perspective of our faith traditions and traditional American values,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com

 

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