On May 15, the Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council honored Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, president of the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), with a “2007 Living Faith Award,” which recognizes “laypersons of exemplary faith within their vocation and larger community.”
At the breakfast awards ceremony, Dr. Mobin-Uddin and nine other honorees addressed some two hundred people at the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. The church council gives the 10 awards annually, reserving one of them, the Interfaith Award, for a non-Christian recipient.
SEE: Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council – Living Faith Award
Mobin-Uddin was recognized as “the go-to person for information on her faith,” and commended for her mission “to improve communication and understanding of her faith through education.” She is a founder of CAIR-Ohio, and currently serves as its state board president. She is also a member of the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus and the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio.
She also received personal certificates of recognition from the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, the Columbus City Council, and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.
“This recognition shows us how much others in the community value understanding their Muslim neighbors and working together for the greater good,” said Mobin-Uddin. “It is my hope that by working together we can continue to travel on the road toward peace.”
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio President Asma Mobin-Uddin, Tel: 614-451-3232, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Ohio Legal Director Jennifer Nimer, Tel: 614-451-3232, E-Mail: email@example.com