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CAIR-NY to Take Part in Peace Walk

CAIR-NY TO TAKE PART IN PEACE WALK

(NEW YORK, NY 7/12/07) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called on Muslim New Yorkers and all people of conscience to participate in a walk for peace. The walk, entitled “The Children of Abraham Peace Walk,” aims to unite area religious groups in denouncing violence.

“The peace walk is a meaningful opportunity to make public a shared interfaith and interracial commitment to peace,” said CAIR-NY Civil Rights Coordinator Aliya Latif. “Come join us in solidarity to dispel stereotypes and promote tolerance.”

WHAT: The Children of Abraham Peace Walk
WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2007, 6 p.m.
WHERE: 464 Third Avenue & 9th Street Brooklyn, NY

CO-SPONSORED BY: We Are All Brooklyn, Muslim Consultative Network, SABA, Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Dialogue Project, Brooklyn for Peace

Please note that this event is a walk and not a march, and thus welcomes individuals of all political orientations and commitments.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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-NY Civil Rights Coordinator Aliya Latif, Tel: 212-870-2002, E-Mail: alatif@cair.com.

 

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