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CAIR-MI Rep Speaks at International Interfaith Conference

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/20/09) – A representative from the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) recently participated in an international interfaith conference in Bamako, Mali.

CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid addressed attendees regarding the importance of cooperation amongst people of various faiths and the work of CAIR in promoting interfaith cooperation in and outside of the United States at the 2nd Association of Malian Peace and Tolerance Conference on July 18.

Muslim and Christian presenters discussed mutual challenges in eliminating barriers in among religious people and how to develop interfaith networks across Africa.

Government officials including the Danish Ambassador to Mali and religious scholars from several countries including Chad, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Mauritania were in attendance.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, 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 Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com

 

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